“If people let government decide what foods they eat and what medicines they take, their bodies will soon be in as sorry a state as are the souls of those who live under tyranny.” Thomas Jefferson
Saturday, November 21, 2009
A Fireplace Story
Since one of my readers mentioned how much she loved fireplaces, I have a humorous story to tell that involves a fireplace and Christmas. One year when I was much younger than I am now we were going to have Christmas dinner at my aunt and uncle's house. It was an unseasonably warm year with the outside temps in the mid 70s. Those of you who live in snowland would have thought summer had arrived. As for us we were wondering when winter would ever come. My aunt was extremely frustrated because of the warm weather because it would mean the first Christmas that she would not have a fire in the fireplace. Well, it simply couldn't be Christmas without a fire in the fireplace. So she decided to fix it....She turned her air condition on as low as she could possibly get it to go. You could have hung a side of beef in her house. Then she proceeded to direct my uncle in building the fire in the fireplace. Well, outside it was warm and sunshiney, but inside cold as Maine in February complete with a roaring fire in the fireplace. I don't remember my presents that year, but I sure do remember turning on the air condition for the fireplace. My aunt was happy, but to be honest it was cold in that house!