Literary Circle - Christmas on Jane Street

On Monday, December 11th at 10:00 AM the Deercreek Book Club will meet at the home of Phyllis Basford to discuss a true story called, Christmas on Jane Street. Our December meeting is a Christmas Cookie exchange.

Every holiday season for 10 years, Billy Romp, his wife, and their three young children have spent nearly a month living in a tiny camper and selling Christmas trees on Jane Street in New York City. They arrive from Vermont the day after Thanksgiving and leave just in time to make it home for Christmas morning-and for a few weeks they transform a corner of the Big Apple into a small town, that might be the setting for a classic Capra film. One neighbor strings a power line from his basement to the festively decorated van; another provides them with a phone line; still others drop off spare keys to nearby apartments so they'll have a place to take a hot shower. The local meter maid "forgets" to ticket them for parking violations; Broadway producers turn up with theatre tickets, and the Romps return the city's generosity by giving trees and wreaths to homes in need. It is a unique and inspiring story---and this lovely, lovingly illustrated little gem of a book is a wonderful celebration of one family and the warm, wide circle of friends who have created a Christmas tradition of their own.

If you are interested in coming to our cookie exchange and book discussion or just curious about our Book Club, please call Mary Louise Selzer, 363-1618 or