Dearly Beloved, in his long walks around the neighborhood, has observed that not as many residents decorated the outside of their homes this year.
After he mentioned this, I started watching and he was definitely correct on that score. I found this one:
(Pardon the blurry quality, but I was driving and the car behind me was impatient.) For the most part, we’re a neighborhood of simple wreaths and garlanded lampposts.
Not that there’s anything wrong with that. Tastefully boring is always in style.
Still, what happens to Home Depot and Lowe’s profits if they can’t unload inventories of all those huge, inflatable decorations? You know the ones I mean– those just a few inches shy of making the Macy’s parade.
Has the Grinch been up and down our streets, stealing holiday cheer to hoard at his own house?
Maybe. We have seen evidence….
Over-exuberance… or a Grinch storage facility?