Publisher Notes: November/December 2021

Oh, there’s no place like home for the holidays,

No matter how far away you roam,

When you pine for the sunshine of a friendly gaze,

For the holidays, you can’t beat home, sweet home.

                               – Robert Allen, November 1954

Coming home for the holidays is a comfort of the season. Familiar faces, delicious aromas and dear friends round out the joy of this time of year. While festive songs accompany us down the back roads, it’s family traditions that carry us through the front door. They say you never forget the way home. 

Yet, home is more than the coordinates of a map. It is the feeling that happens with the people we greet when we arrive. There is something magical and good-for-the-soul about gathering with loved ones, especially during the holidays. 

That is why the focus of this issue of Augusta magazine is the home as the holiday connecting point. A warm space, an inviting place setting, decorations in white and swags of fresh greenery reflect hospitality with the recall of peace on earth and goodwill to others. Hospitality starts in the home and unfolds outward. With our double issue, we celebrate all the beautiful things that, by virtue of where we live, connect us to each other and the city of Augusta. 

Tucked around the pages of our holiday home feature is a historical article on J.B. White’s Grand Albion Hotel, 100 Years Later and updates on Augusta native Greyson Sigg earning his PGA Tour card. We also showcase Augusta artist, Elbert McGran Jackson, and his illustrations that graced 48 covers of the prolific magazine, The Saturday Evening Post.

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to you from the staff at Augusta magazine!

-Aimee

 

This article appears in the November/December 2021 issue of Augusta Magazine.

 

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