Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Hanging Tinsel

This is a re-enactment of the first argument Himself and I had at our first Christmas 26 years ago.

Hanging Tinsel
by: ponyexpress1860

The argument was resolved the following year by purchasing a silver bead garland. Several years later while visiting Old Sturbridge Village, I watched the tinsmith make twisted tin tinsel. I bought 3 dozen at the gift shop as a joke.

Every year when we watch old movies like The Bishop's Wife, Miracle on 34th Street, or It's a Wonderful Life, Himself will lean over and whisper in my ear, as the camera pans the beautifully decorated, tinsel dripping Christmas tree, "That's the proper way to hang tinsel."

So, festively tossed or anally hung strand by stand?


  1. Love the re-enactment!

    Confession - strand by strand, each one placed with care :o) At least used to, haven't been using it the last few years.

  2. Sorry, CJ! I’m with Himself on his one! Anally hung one strand at a time (okay, maybe two get hung together sometimes! LOL)