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Thursday, November 17, 2005

Diary of the Future... 12/4/06


effing luminaries...

Came home this evening to find a package on the doorstep from our civic association... Inside the small box was a kit for 6 luminaries - 6 colored bags, 6 notched cement blocks, and a cache of tealight candles. The letter accompanying all this explains that our neighborhood is participating with several other subdivisions in our community to sponsor luminary lights throughout the town on the 24th & 25th. They're even calling it the "Festival of Light"! The civic association would like everyone to place these luminaries on their curbs in front of their homes on the 23rd, and then light them on the nights of the 24th and 25th to celebrate Christmas. The postscript on the bottom of the page even says that if you're going to be away over the holiday, to just leave the luminaries out on the curb, and neighborhood representatives will come by and light them for you!

Well - the obvious trouble is that the luminaries come in a variety of Christmas patterns - 2 red bags, one with a candy cane outline the other with a santa face; 2 green bags, one with a tree and the other a sleigh; and 2 white bags, one with a snowflake, and the other a nativity scene...

Of course, I'd rather not have any luminaries... but I am not sure how that's going to play out... Avani from next door was at home when the packages were delivered, and when she tried to decline, the woman delivering them said that the civic association was "interested in 100% participation".

Maybe I can ask Pat if I am able to request 6 snowflake bags... that way, we still have the luminaries like everyone else, but we're not advertising Christmas... maybe if Avani and I ask together, we'd be able to do that... Pat would see that it's more than one family that is concerned about it.

Sam's calling - time for bed.


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