Friday, December 20, 2019

No real trees in our home

There is no real Christmas tree in our home, but two small artificial ones, one each for matching windows flanking our fake fireplace.

At least these trees, unlike one Christmas when I was a wee lad, were not stolen.

We had a spruce-tree windbreak on the farm, protecting our frail home from vicious North-westerly winds.

And that Christmas, Dad said to Mom that he intended to go out and steal a Christmas tree by cutting the top from one of those spruce trees.

So, when my Sunday School teacher asked the class whether we had a Christmas tree up yet, I cheerily volunteered that my Dad had stolen one.

That admission spread through the congregation like wildfire!

And, ever since, I have been careful to never steal a Christmas tree, either real or fake.

May you have a Merry Christmas, and may your New Year be the best ever!