If you celebrate holidays this time of year, may you enjoy them to the fullest.
December 21, 2010
There is an amiable older woman who lives in my neighbourhood. She always calls out "Hi, doll" or "Hello, dear" if she is on her porch when I pass by. She told me that her daughter asked for a propane detector for Christmas. After I explained what a propane detector was, the woman asked, "What the hell kind of Christmas present is that? If anyone gave me a propane detector for Christmas I'd shoot them." She gives out boxes of chocolate at Christmas. "...and if anyone doesn't like it, they can go jump in the lake -- but give me the chocolates back, first." If she weren't so friendly, I would almost be willing to believe that she was the model for the cartoon Maxine.