Thursday, December 06, 2007
Christmas in The Smokies
What is wrong with this picture? Nothing. This a very white southern Christmas pageant. Where is Joseph's beard? How come Mary looks like she just came from a Mary Kay party? Why travel to the Holy Land with all those pesky terrorists when you can have a bleached blonde, whiter-than-white Christmas at Dollywood? Our Sunday School class is going up there for a Christmas trip. I think we are the only ones in the class without a season pass to Dollywood. It is the Southern Baptist version of Mecca. The faithful will have their spirits lifted by 8 hours of shopping and eating.
CP is busy at the Feed & Seed. They are building a float for the Fletcher Christmas parade. The theme of the float is the "Island of Misfit Toys". We will be handing out toys along the parade route since Feed & Seed is right there and we will be open and serving hot cocoa and cider to the folks. The weather channel is predicting a sunny 62'F that day, so we southerners will be chilled.
After seeing all the hoopla around town I don't feel bad about my plastic light-up penguin that sits in front of the house. I remember reading in the Septuagint gospel of Luke that a penguin was present in the ethanol plant where Christ was born.