Saturday, May 31, 2008

Chestnuts roasting on an open fire, Walnuts dying in the flood.

Today we celebrate the life of an old friend.

It was almost twenty years ago that a rosy faced, six year old girl sat in class. With the supplies in front of her she was presented a task: to make a Christmas ornament. She cut with her safety scissors and glued with her Elmer's creating what was quite possibly the greatest Christmas ornament ever. She made Walnut Santa.

With his cotton ball beard and his Crayola eyes of bright blue (b/c everyone knows that Santa is a W.A.S.P.) Walnut Santa hung proudly on the tree, year after year.

After Christmas of 2006 Walnut Santa was wrapped tight in his paper towel and packed up for a year of rest. Sadly he was not given the chance to grace the tree in 2007 b/c Sarah's parents were too lazy to put up the tree.

Walnut Santa closed his eyes to a long winter's nap in 2006 and opened them to God in 2008. Sadly his life was cut short at the young age of 19 when he was destroyed by the flooding of Tim and Nan Hadley's baesement. We mourn the passing of our close friend, but celebrate the life he had. He brought joy to so many and sat proudly on the Hadley's Christmas tree for many years. He will be missed.

R.I.P. Walnut Santa


Anonymous said...

My condolences for your loss. I hope Kermit can carry on. It's not easy being a green ornament on a green tree. And now to lose Wal-Santa, too. I . . . I'll miss him so.


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Joel the Mole said...

ha ha. That's funny. I sometimes have to catch up on older blog posts. Hope you understand...

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