January 2, 2012

Fairies of Christmas Passed…Deconstructed

The Blue Fairies laid on the table from the tree en masse. These were created by a former greensman employee three or four years ago. I remember, as he made them, into a box-top in the backroom of the greensman offices, I entered the room he was working in. He said, as he shook the boxtop, “Look, they live! ” He giggled and grinned a grin somewhere between the grinch and the baby jesus. That vision will forever live in my heart.


  1. Carole Corlew on January 2nd, 2012 at 9:48 pm

    I love it!

  2. Sheila Ryan on January 2nd, 2012 at 11:10 pm

    This calls to mind one of my favorite sleepy-talk utterances — when my then-husband, still in dreamland, smiled beatifically and confided, “I have the sobriquet the fairies gave me.”