Monday, December 13, 2010

Bringing Home Our Christmas Tree

Contribution by Stevie Kirby

It's that time of the year again. The corner of the family room is cleaned out. The decorations are out of the attic. Now all we need is the Christmas tree. The whole family is bundled up and ready to go.

The lot where we get our tree is about ten minutes away. The trees there are always fresh-cut so the needles won't fall off as soon. This year we decided to get a five-footer. Last year's six-footer was just too high to reach the top without knocking the whole tree over. We still haven't decided between a blue spruce and a Douglas fir. I don't really care which one we get as long as the branches are full and it isn't lopsided. A lot of our friends have artificial trees, but it just won't feel like Christmas to me without the fresh pine scent and sweeping up the needles. Come to think of it, I am voting for the spruce. The needles are shorter and easier for the vacuum to pick up.

We won't be gone long, but Christmas time brings burglaries along with the joy and excitement. The last thing we'll do before we leave is turn on our home security alarm from

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