I live in the heartland, the land of limestone, "somewhere in the middle," - you know the place that John Mellencamp put on the map. He lives so close we are nearly neighbors. These are my thoughts, opinions, my life. It is called Hoosier Hospitality.
Many years ago, a dear friend (R.I.P. Steve) gave me a "woodland Santa." It has been a treasured part of my holiday decorations ever since. Last year, I was fortunate to find another beautiful woodland Santa.
This year, I spied a wonderful woodland Santa with a full fluffy beard. I decided I would take my chances and wait until the day after Christmas to try to purchase. Late in the day, I went in to the store and there he was...the last one.
The duggles is a skier, so this Santa is perfect.
Look at that wonderful beard!
I was very excited to find him still in the store. I told the young man at the check-out (high school age?) that I had been all the way to Indianapolis and back to Bloomington and the woodland Santa was still there. The cashier cracked me up when he said "well, yeah. I mean, Christmas is over. I guess there is always next year." It was hilarious because his attitude was "why wouldn't it still be here? who wants it?"
ME! So, I have another woodland Santa to add to my collection. Happy half-off shopping to you!