Driving home from a friend's house on Sunday evening we spotted
a Christmas tree all by itself next to the high school. Just sitting
there on this 1st day of June. I have no clue why that old dead tree
was there but it reminded me of a story I read in a magazine many
One December there was this mom who was so sick she was in the
hospital and couldn't come home for Christmas. Her husband
decided he and the kids would not celebrate Christmas until his
wife was released from the hospital. That took until APRIL.
As her husband pulled into their driveway with her that springy
day in April….the wife looked out from the car window and could
see this dead Christmas tree with hardly any blades left on the
branches, peering through the crack of their living room drapes.
Up until that time the wife had no idea the family had been
waiting all those months for Christmas.
I remember reading that story aloud to my Mom and saying to her,
"Wasn't that the sweetest story!" Mom did not agree. She
without hesitation said, "The last thing I would want to come
home to after being in the hospital is a dead Christmas tree!"
My Mom….alway the practical one.
PS If anyone who lives in this area knows WHY that dead
Christmas tree suddenly appeared by Clovis High, please do tell.