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Time To Rent A Christmas Tree

23 Oct
A christmas tree.

Image via Wikipedia

I read an article today about renting Christmas trees.  At first I was cynical about the idea, thinking it another gimmick for the lazy; but it’s actually rather good.  The intention is to reduce the number of cut trees thrown away in January:

The hire scheme provides people with a pruned and potted Christmas tree for the festive period, before it is collected in the new year and replanted to be rented out the following Christmas.  Once the tree grows too big for the home it will be planted out in sites including schools and nursing homes, where it will absorb a tonne of carbon.

As someone who has never, for her whole married life, been allowed a real tree, because the Hub doesn’t believe in cutting down living things for human pleasure, not even the nagging wife’s, it is a very attractive idea.  Ditto for saving the planet.

What about you?  Do you like the idea?  If you celebrate Christmas, do you have a fresh or fake tree?  Are there cons as well as pros to this?


Joke 213

23 Oct

As a senior citizen was driving down the freeway, his cell phone rang.

Picking up, he heard his wife, her voice high with anxiety, warn him, “Henry, I just saw on the news that there’s a car driving the wrong way on Highway 880. Please be careful!”

“One?” replied Henry, “You’ve got to be kidding me. I see at least a hundred!”


Thanks to Patti for this cartoon:

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