O Holy Night

Two summers ago, our neighbor carried a very large square “train table” out of their house and to the curb. Then the words “free” appeared on a piece of paper taped to the front. Made by the father, legs painted white, their son, about the same age as my little guys, used it as his “train table.”

At the time I needed a lego table, and the neighbor helped me carry it over and move this hand-crafted table into our lives. Never a train table (much too small for their creations), but always some kind of building table. This Christmas, it served as a building table for the mass of “building” Christmas presents. The Eiffel Tower, The K’Nex Ferris Wheel, The K’Nex Roller Coaster (absent during picture because owner decided to tear it down for repairs), The Sears Tower (leftover from our trip to Chicago), and the Origami Christmas Trees — with a white sheet for “snow.” There was a time when a lego figure appeared… and it was the Abominable Snowman. The scene, was obviously a 3-d replica of none other than King’s Island at Christmas.

All designed by two very, clever sweet little boys. This is one tree that is very, very hard to take down.

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