Sunday, November 25, 2007

Treed for hours

I spent eight hours outside at work last Saturday in the cold, in that time I realized that Christmas gets a bad rap. In my eight hours I had about ten or so customers. (Note to self the next time you’re scheduled to be outside bring something good to read.) Most of my customers wanted Christmas trees. Some came with the kids. They would hold out a tree for the other to see someone would inspect it as if this was going to be the last tree ever. After several rejections they would choose the best one and proudly carry it to me. The kids love to watch the tree expert trim, cut, and wrap the tree for them. Nothing like seeing a woman in chaps, a mask, and wielding a chain saw. Their big eyes made me smile. The best thing was that the parents wanted to make the kids happy. They wanted special memories for them. One woman, with a baby in her arms, asked for help shopping. She wanted to surprise her husband wanted a live tree. That was very cool.

I remember fondly going to the tree lot with my parents we were always sure that we had chosen the best one. It was about the hunt for a special tree for us kids, it was the hunt for a memory that made my parents load up three kids to romp around a tree lot inspecting each tree to be sure that we had the best one ever.

My parents loved Christmas, they played along with the thought of Santa. I’m not in any way angry that I was lied to. I still believe in the magic of it all. This year we are making our decorations for our tree because we want memories for our children also.

Sure I have a distain for some of the shopping that I have to do. I wish that money didn’t come into play. To be honest I wish that I could send ya’ll gifts from Oklahoma. Hideaway Pizza, Eskimo Joe’s stuff and so on.

I can send you this:

It’s a time to celebrate when Christ was born and the Gift that was given to us.
Christmas is a time for making memories in someone’s life.

7 comments:

Kansas Bob said...

"chaps, a mask, and wielding a chain saw"

Woohoo.. anyone get a picture.. sounds like Mrs Freddie Kruger.. glad the kids liked it :)

If I sent gifts it would be BBQ sauce!

Mark said...

Watch out for those fingers!

Milly said...

Gee Mark you skerdie cat. Besides I’m not gonna put my fingers in a saw. I learned from my elder. I don’t get to use the chain saw because I’m not trained. I get to use the nippers and I can wrap a tree but no saw for this gal.

chris said...

"To be honest I wish that I could send ya’ll gifts from Oklahoma. Hideaway Pizza, Eskimo Joe’s stuff and so on."

As a fellow Okie I second that!

pearlie said...

Thanks for giving me a picture of Christmas where you are - things are certainly different here :)

It’s a time to celebrate when Christ was born and the Gift that was given to us.
Christmas is a time for making memories in someone’s life.


Amen!

... Christ Jesus, who, although He existed in the form of God, did not regard equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied Himself, taking the form of a bond-servant, and being made in the likeness of men. (Philippians 2:5b-7)

Now, that is Christmas - Merry Christmas Milly :)

preacherman said...

nGreat post.
Keep up the great blogging Milly.
I love your blog and posts.
Everyone of them are great! :-)
I hope you have a great weekend.
In Him,
Kinney 'preacherman' Mabry

harland said...

Great Post