“The Fir Tree”

If it’s been ages since you’ve read “The Fir Tree,” carve out a few minutes from your busy weekend, make yourself a nice cup of tea (served in a Christmas mug), and sit down with the Fir.

When you’ve finished, go outside and take a walk around. Think about the old Fir.

When you’re home, do not, under any circumstances go to that bookstore in the sky to see what people today have to say about the Fir.

I took that hit for you.

PG #28308: The Children’s Book of Christmas Stories. Asa Don Dickinson and Ada M. Skinner, eds. 1913.

Scanned page from Norman Rockwell’s Christmas Book: Carols, Stories, Poems, Recollections. Molly Rockwell, ed. 1977.

4 thoughts on ““The Fir Tree””

  1. I not only read this story this weekend but also put on some carols and we put up our Christmas tree (artificial). A good reminder to live in the moment and appreciate what we have.

    I can only imagine that the eco-warriors have dutifully submitted their outrage in the online reviews for this story.

    1. They’ve gone so far as to have re-written the ending. Happy Happy!

      “A good reminder to live in the moment and appreciate what we have.”

      OT but you’re in the PNW, right? Did you hear this morning about Mike Leach (MS State fb coach, used to be at Washington State)?

      Live in the moment.

      1. Yes, I did see the news about Mike Leach. The prognosis looks grim, but certainly keeping him in our prayers. There seems to be an epidemic of heart attacks and strokes these days. I wonder what could be the culprit (rhetorical). I hope there will be a reckoning in this life for the evildoers and some remedy for the injured.

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