3 Things My Family Lost This Christmas

Well, we didn’t actually lose them — we were just too exhausted to hunt them down.

Farewell, 2020. Here’s your hat — what’s your hurry? Close the door behind you on your way out.

In our slow shuffle this Christmastime, we didn’t get around to tree shopping until Fred’s Since 1956, a local landmark, had sold out and boarded up for the year. The traveling men, and their axes and pine trees, had vanished. It felt like a dark moment from “It’s a Wonderful Life.”