Thursday, February 2, 2012

Candlemas: Last chance for the Christmas Tree

Today is the feast of the Presentation of the Lord. Last year, Brad had a great post tying the feast in with the other big event of the day: the Groundhog spying or not spying his shadow (THIS JUST IN: According to Punxsutawney Phil, we get 6 more weeks of winter, for whatever that's worth here in Oxford).
In Pennsylvania, men wear top hats and use animals to determine the future.
I won't add to that but only to say, I was driving down 16th street and saw a house with Christmas trees still lit. I give them credit for being traditional Catholics in keeping the trees up until this day but if they're up tomorrow, they are probably either slackers or rednecks.
And that means six more weeks of Christmas tree.