Monday, December 24, 2007
Wishing You a Merry Ho! Ho! Ho! Rather Than an Oh! Oh! Oh!
Several years ago, this scene brightened the last stretch of my homeward bound commute. It was on Drake Street in Madison, in an area with a lot of student apartments. The painted plywood figures seemed to have been made by a student with a flair for woodworking. For four years or so, the figures appeared after Thanksgiving and were illuminated through Christmas. They always made me smile about all the mishaps of the season, funny when they're not happening to us. Haven't seen them for a few years now. I always assumed their maker graduated and moved on.
Here's hoping your holidays have more in common with the former spelling than the latter.