Interesting date today, isn't it? This sent me for a quick look through my archives for posts on past December 12s. On December 12th, 2005, I wrote about juggling the many roles in my life in this busiest time of the year. Not much has changed though I do try to do a little less. In 2008, I wrote about snow, with a rather lovely photo if I say so myself. No snow today, in fact we even had some rare sunshine so we were able to put some outdoor lights on shrubs by the front steps and hang the door wreath. I clipped cedar branches to tuck in the wreath and in some pots by the door. Let the snow come at Christmas.
Today an article in our local paper titled 'Santa butts out' piqued my interest. To quote:
Pam McColl has self-published her own edited version of the classic 'Twas the Night Before Christmas, taking out the line about Santa smoking. Now she's getting international attention and the book is being endorsed by the Canadian Cancer Society.
The two lines that were excised:
"The stump of a pipe he held tight in his teeth,
"And the smoke it encircled his head like a wreath."
Read more in the Vancouver Sun (hope you can see it without registration).