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Under the Wire

(In search of) The Christmas Spirit

It is traditional for a columnist to write a Christmas column. I need the job so I had better crank one out. My problem is, these need to be written a month or so before the paper needs them. The day I decided to write this, it was 70 degrees outside. It was hard to get into the Spirit.

Out of desperation, I decided I needed to create a winter like atmosphere to put myself in the mood. I waited until Sue was out of the house for the day. First, I turned the air conditioner down to a little below 40 degrees. I then broke out the box of last year’s Christmas cards and taped them all over the kit...


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