Sunday, December 1, 2019

Decorating for the Holiday

2019 Christmas Tree
Elkridge, MD
November 30, 2019
It is the holiday season and that means time to decorate.

Riordin in the Wreath
Elkridge, MD
November 30, 2019
I was struck on Thursday, Thanksgiving Day, by the scene at the end of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade when Santa and his sleigh were parked under the entrance to Macy's which was adorned by a colorful turkey. It was, in one image, the two seasons colorfully jammed together: Thanksgiving and Christmas. I could almost hear someone somewhere screaming at the top of their voice: "Shoppers, start your engines!"

Here at home, yesterday was decoration day. The boxes were moved from the attic and staged to disgorge their contents and thereby Christmasfy the house. 

Riordin got into the spirit of the day by checking out the wreath that was to be installed over the fireplace. He thought it was a big toy. He did no damage other wreath but it sure was fun to watch him explore the possibilities. 

It was a busy and fun day with Chris preparing for the arrival of the Christmas season. I am glad, that at lease we do not begin installing Christmas decorations until after Thanksgiving, unlike the commercial world where they arrive after Halloween. 

Happy Christmas!

-- Bob Doan, Elkridge, MD

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