Bubba calls it a Christmas Tree.
I stopped by to visit Bubba the other day and he was hanging lights on the leafless dogwood tree in his front yard. I looked at it admiringly and asked, “Bubba, just what do you call this creation?”
Bubba backed up and grinned and told me “hit’s a Christmas tree.”
He continued, “during most of the year we call it a dogwood tree, but here about Christmas time we call it our Christmas tree. And just to make sure it has the true spirit of Christmas, Look right here….”
He pointed to a limb. “See here, John, here’s a bullet hanging in it.”
I sort of wondered how the bullet made it into a Christmas tree and I could feel my eyebrows rise in a questioning manner. Bubba laughed,
“The tree ain’t got no leaves on it. Ain’t you ever heard of a Cartridge…
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