Monday, January 8, 2007

Beast of a tree proves to be a beauty

By David Horst

   It’s time to dismantle the Christmas tree. For most households, that involves pulling apart artificial, pre-lit sections. For us, it means cutting off the lower limbs to have a chance at getting it out the door.
   Holiday visitors have all had the same reaction as they’ve rounded the corner into the living room: “Oh my gosh, look at the size of that tree!” That’s followed inevitably by: “How did you get it in the door?”
   It was by no means easy. That’s why we came to refer to this tree as “The Beast.”