The photo with this post was uploaded to the Ashland Pennsylvania Facebook page today with the comment:

The Roxy Movie Theater and the star and green garland Christmas light decorations over Centre Street must of been an amazing scenery years ago. Now year on the photo.

So true, too.

The image is like that of an old style movie.. I could almost picture George Bailey running through main street in front of the ROXY yelling that angels are getting their wings.

With all of the progress we make in society.. with each passing moment..the past always seems to look a lot nicer right around the Christmas season.

I don’t have time to expand much more with mushy nostalgia, and will end with this: This is the kind of photo that makes you want to ride a time machine back a few decades and just experience one night, catching snow on your tongue under the lights of the once great Coal Region of Pennsylvania..