Autauga Heritage

My Favorite Time of Year

What is my favorite time of the year? When you get to be my age, you think about that a lot. You think about the fact that you only have so many days left. You want to remember the days that are the best. You want to be able to think back on the times that you wish you could relive again and again.

I still have to say that fall is my favorite season. I know that lots of people will still say that spring is their favorite season. In the South, it’s usually so hot all year long that the colder parts of the year are often the best ones. There’s all this beautiful foliage in the area and you can appreciate it in all of its colorful glory. This is the time of the year that really allows you to appreciate the South in all of its natural wonders, and I really have to love that as a Southerner.

There are lots of great harvest festivals and fall festivals in my area as well, and that’s always been part of the appeal for me. There’s less pressure than there is at Christmas. In my area, you really are expected to go all out at Christmas time, and that’s usually the way it works for me. I try to be as neighborly as possible during the autumn as well, but there still isn’t anywhere near as much pressure during those points of the year. You can be friendly without having to worry about what everyone else is thinking all the time.

At this point in my life, I also have to love autumn because of its associations with new transitions and new memories. I’m an older person now. We have to think in terms of the time that we have left at this stage of life. It’s easier for me to identify with the autumnal stage of the year as if we have both entered the same basic point in our time. The spring is for the young and so is the summer.

I’m not in the winter of my life yet. I still have some time. Still, I can feel the first frost. It’s easier for me to think in terms of the beauty and the joys of autumn at this stage of my life