'Twas the night after Christmas in Hinsdale
Last updated 12/23/2019 at 3:55pm | View PDF
’Twas the night after Christmas, when all through the town
The streets were all quiet, the stores all shut down.
The stockings were flung on the floor without care
The spot where presents were piled now was bare.
The merchants were nestled all snug in their beds,
while visions of full cash registers danced in their heads.
For shoppers in Hinsdale had bought presents galore,
Not at the mall or online — but in local stores.
The residents, likewise, were content and fulfilled.
Gifts they had purchased left recipients thrilled.
The Christmas roast from Kramer’s had been quite a treat.
The kids’ Christmas Eve pageant, as always, was sweet.
Now that Christmas was over, it was time for reflection
On all that happened in 2019, with sweet affection.
There were tough times, for sure. That was always the case.
But the past is best viewed with kindness and grace.
The kids at HMS love having a new school.
The new building, right near the downtown, is a jewel.
Students of all ages had a year filled with success.
What they’ll achieve in 2020 is anyone’s guess.
The village board now has a female member.
How pleasing to see more than one gender!
We bid Law and Cella farewell, that is true,
But are in good hands with Prentiss and Kolavennu.
A former Central football star was named the head coach
After his predecessor a rival district did poach.
Special plaques now grace 15 homes full of history.
How many more will apply remains — for now — a mystery.
Looking ahead, there is much to expect.
At the top of the list is a new parking deck.
Milestone anniversaries for two nonprofits await in 2020.
Wellness House and CMF will get well-wishes a plenty.
Community Revue will be back, so save the date
With good-natured mocking of the town we appreciate.
Hinsdale Central and South will see many renovations
Students and staff say that’s cause for celebration.
With 2019 on its way out and 2020 in sight,
Hinsdaleans felt fortunate as they reflected this night.
And you could hear them exclaim, ’ere they turned off the light
“What a Christmas, dear Hinsdale! This town is all right!”