The Payne Family Christmas
We met on Friday night before Christmas at the newly renovated Tennessee Theater, in Knoxville. The 1,649 seat theater is where we went as children to see movies. It was thrilling to see that it had been refurbished to it’s original splendor. It is as ornate as any New York City opera house, and just as beautiful, too.
The movie playing was “It’s a Wonderful Life”, starring Jimmy Stewart. I dont’ think any of us had seen the movie in its entirety, so we all enjoyed it immensely.
Before it began, the grand Wurlitzer organ was rolled up from the floor, and the organist began playing Christmas songs. The audience joined in singing. Tradionally, the last song of the mini-concert is “The Tennessee Waltz”. The performer did not disappoint. It was magnificent!
On Saturday, we sat down to a Payne family feast. We felt so blessed to get to be together another year. We cherish these times of laugher, food, and fellowship.
I just wanted to share with you some updated pictures from the event.
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