Niagara Gazette — We tabled it in the spare room, with a morning exposure, turning it every three days to distribute the rays. Still, a few branches surrendered until Polly came up with the brainstorm of watering it from the
Two weeks ago, out it came, complete with pie-plate irrigation system, to take its place of honor on the stand, star attached to the top with a garbage-bag tie. Passing neighbors have expressed resentful admiration that we’ve already found and put up our tree. It never left.
The Christmas Tree trade has declined since first we reached these shores. No more baby owls hooting us away from our choice at the fir farm on Edgewater, no more frozen attendants at the Krueger lot near the car wash. We miss ‘em, but we’ll not soon forget the $20 tree (less gas points) that lasted two years. Come visit. Bring tinsel. Just not much.Polly and Doug E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org