The lights are on the house, (including the new tree house), stockings are hung and the tree is up. This year it’s a live tree, our first in a number of years. The cats are already pawing at the ornaments. In fact my wife was up at 3 a.m. this morning, shooing away one of them who was rolling a miniature bell around the floor. (The same bells that are supposed to let us know when the cats are playing with the ornaments….) Of course the cats are trying to snack on the tree as well…….I admit it is amusing to see them try to take a bite out of a tree needle and recoil as it sticks them in the mouth.
I’ll try to post a variety of Christmas related items invented in Connecticut over the next few weeks. Here’s the first, an artificial Christmas tree from Mary Doty Berry of New Milford: