The Most Wonderful Season Of All

Itchy Ankle is ready for Christmas.

The Baptist church feels it wise to sound its customary note of caution as people prepare to receive their presents.



The local garden center has a full model of Bethlehem on display, complete with crib. There are centurions. Women are rending their garments. I swear I saw usurers, and there may even be a suicide bomber or two, just to keep things up-to-date.



I, being unable to afford a genuine Irish masterpiece for each of you(the work below is a detail from Paul Henry’s The Fairy Thorn),  am working hard at counterfeiting. Trees are awfully difficult.


About Liz Barron

US Peace Corps Volunteer in Armenia. Permanent address in Washington DC. Deep roots in Northern Ireland and persistent Belfast accent. Blogger,cook, mother, grandma, Scrabble-player and enthusiastic world traveler.
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