Sunday, December 05, 2010
The Left Foot Of Fellowship
The Feed and Seed is entering a float in the Christmas parade. This years theme is "Christmas Movies", and we have chosen "A Christmas Story".
We are building a forty foot float that will have on it four scenes from the movie. This year I thought I would volunteer to be Santa Claus; a character for which I am uniquely suited for by both temperament and physique. However, there is a problem. The town says the only Santa allowed is the one at the end of the parade. I'm not sure if this is meant to keep the children from running into the road or perhaps they may be emotionally traumatized by seeing two Santa's in one block. Now my theatrical debut has been stymied. It looks like Babba-Santa will be hidden away in a little cottage, with only his right foot appearing to push little Ralphie down the slide. Let me see here, my only line (Ho-Ho-Ho) has been cut and my costume reduced to a red pant leg and black boot. All I can say is this is a a big step down from my usual church Christmas part as one of the Wise-Guys.