With less than one month to go before Christmas, it’s time to start thinking about pulling the Christmas tree out of storage and getting it set up for the holidays. I usually set it up on December 1st, but I’m not sure if that’s the day it’s going up. My granddaughters want to help me set it up again this year, but I just don’t see that happening this week. I might just have to pull rank and put it up all by myself this year.
We always had an artificial tree when I was growing up and that hasn’t changed. What has changed over the years is it doesn’t take me 12 hours to untangle the lights I put up on the tree. Years ago we bought a pre-lit tree. Talk about the cat’s meow! Stringing the lights was my least favorite job when it came to setting up the tree every year, and fortunately, the guy who invented the pre-lit tree must have felt the same way. Thank you dear sir. I am forever in your debt.
On December 22, 1882, Edward Johnson, a friend of Thomas Edison and vice president of the Edison Electric Light Company, displayed the first electrically illuminated Christmas tree. Rumour had it that he actually invented the lights two years earlier, but it took him that long to untangle them.
Last night the first of many online purchases arrived at the Lewis household via Purolator and with many more deliveries on the way, I’d better have the tree up so we can wrap those gifts and have a place to put them.
Sorry girls, looks like papa will be working solo on the tree this year. However, I do believe all will be forgiven when the girls notice all of the presents underneath the beautiful pre-lit tree that they didn’t help set up this year.