Bill P. Godfrey et al

Saturday, November 27, 2004

Senility and the Art of Christmas Decorations

Congratulate me. I put up my Christmas tree last night. It's not just any old tree. No. It's a 1960's aluminum Christmas tree. Woohoo!

I haven't had one of these since I was a child. It's been a dream of mine for years to find one and start this shiny, cheesy tradition in my adult life. It's official, I'm in my second childhood. And, I have my best friend K to thank for finding this treasure for me. It's a dream come true. God help me, I need a real life.


  • Wish I had the inclination to do decorations. Whenever I consider doing anything, I can only think of the time needed to take it all down again.

    By Blogger Bill P. Godfrey, At 9:10 PM, November 27, 2004  

  • Pretty tree.

    I think the first Christmas Tree I remember my family having was similar - I have a recollection of it being made up of silver and green foil - I guess to look like snow on leaves [well, it was the 70s] and it shed like no-one's business... invoking the daily ritual of vacuumming ... which probably explains why, a short number of years later they replaced it with a totally plastic-y affair.

    Still, I remember it as being pretty nice.

    There's something about memories of events and things that makes us feel all warm and mushy inside or something. Our safe places. Anyway, like I said when I started typing this brief comment [ you should see my long ones ! ] - pretty tree.

    You should never worry about "not having a real life"... it's the people who do not realise they should be worrying about not having a real life that should be worried...

    Although, maybe there's something to be said for the bliss of ignorance?!?

    Only a few days left! Merry Christmas! Ho! Ho! Ho!

    [ Bill, do you have a tree yet? If not you should get one of the "pre-decorated" fibre-optic trees - just take it out the box and plug it in - no effort required! - It's not Christmas without a tree taking up space you don't really have and it's lights radiating the room in a cosy fashion ]

    By Anonymous Anonymous, At 3:44 PM, December 21, 2004  

  • I've threatened to overtake Bill's house next Christmas and decorate it in a suitably gaudy fashion. Be afraid Bill. Be very afraid.

    By Blogger Thia, At 1:46 AM, January 04, 2005  

  • Would that include exterior lights, inflatable snowmen, animated neon signs and dangling Santas ? Or are we talking about just a gaud..=cough=.. festive interiour ?

    [ Someone just down the road had a dangling Santa... although, for reasons that escape me it wasn't attempting to gain entry to the house ( like all other dangling Santas ) , rather it was facing out onto the street. All in all, giving the impression that it was speedily leaving the building like some red-suited, half-witted Tarzan impersonator. I suspected that it was representing the "burgler Santa", fleeing with a bag full of ill-gotten swag... a danger during all these holiday seasons... Although, in reality, it was probably a strong gust of wind and a home-owner who hadn't found time to correct the direction change].

    By Anonymous Anonymous, At 11:43 AM, January 04, 2005  

  • Strictly indoor. Heck, I might even decorate Bill.

    By Blogger Thia, At 4:40 AM, January 05, 2005  

  • O Christmas Bill! O Christmas Bill!
    How richly Thia has decked thee!
    O Christmas Bill! O Christmas Bill!
    Your candles shine so brightly!
    From base to summit, gay and bright,
    There's only splendor for the sight.
    O Christmas Bill! O Christmas Bill!
    How richly Thia has decked thee!

    maybe not. :-)

    By Anonymous Anonymous, At 12:03 PM, January 05, 2005  

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