X-MAS and Melvin
DECEMBER 25, 2007
We're lucky... every year at Christmas we have Melvin the Elf to look after us. First I chop down the usual scrawny, stunted, half bald, Evergreen tree, growing in a light deprived and rocky place in the woods...
...and we decorate it.
Oi Vey, now what do we do? Tinsel?
Then it's time to bake the cookies...
...and I help.
A well endowed Gingerbread Man.
Just before bed we leave milk, cookies and notes for Melvin and Santa. When everyone is asleep I go out to the studio to goof around.
They can hardly wait.
Sometime around mid-night I heard such a clatter and ran outside to see what was the matter. Between the studio and our house I discover Melvin and Santa stuck in the ice. I had to give them a push and then headed back to the house.
I'm pushing in the back and Melvin took the photo.
I found the milk and cookies had been eaten and there were presents under the tree.
But wait!... there was one gift in the back of the fireplace. It was from Melvin.
There was also a ribbon going up our chimmney.
I could tell because he wraps gifts in local newspapers. It was for the kids.
I wonder what it is?
Morning came and...
It's still a great read.
Oh, look! It's my favorite book from 3rd grade. That Melvin, he's the greatest.
Merry Christmas drawgers! Merry Christmas everybody!