A trip to downtown Syracuse to meet my dear wife Karen at the end of our last work week brought me a surprise as we walked past Clinton Square.
The city Christmas Tree not only still standing, but the lights were still shining as well.
The date was Jan. 20.
The skaters taking advantage of the city rink that goes up from November to March seemed to be appreciating the 5 p.m. atmosphere.
The scene struck me enough to pull the iPhone 6s out of my pocket again when we walked back to our cars at 9:30 or so.