I was over the moon yesterday when I was surprised by Mike and Honey arriving from the mountains carrying a new ” form” Mike made just the day before-taller and solid throughout to place the apples and greenery on… topped off by a giant pineapple.
Even though most of us associate this southern decoration with Colonial Williamsburg as a status symbol since pineapples were rare and expensive… it was George Washington, himself, who was said to have grown pineapples at Mount Vernon! So the pineapple then became a symbol of individuality and independence for the new country.
( Maybe this is why tourists visiting Disney World over the holidays will see more of this decor-as it ties into Liberty Square and Walt Disney’s love of American history? )
I really thought with Mike and Honey making the mountains their permanent home-I probably wouldn’t see them before Christmas and another tradition would be broken but it is alive and well and my apple tree is more beautiful than ever!
So until tomorrow… Honey and Mike… the gift of your friendship is my favorite Christmas present!
Today is my favorite day. Winnie the Pooh
Today is the Winter Solstice-from this day on more light will enter our daily lives by the sun and spiritually everyday we have a chance to increase the light of a stronger relationship with the other SON.