“The ramblings and grumblings of author Ad Hudler”

An upside-down Christmas
Saturday, November 27, 2010

I'm in my hometown of Burlington, Colorado for Thanksgiving, and last night I had a few drinks with my high-school best-friend Tommy Herman. How good of friends? This good of friends: We used to dress up as super heroes with towels as capes and run around town pretending to fight crime. Yes ... in high school. We would stop cars in our Super Hero voice (Halt!), and if they did not cooperate we would moon them. There was one girl who would burst into tears every time our pants came down, so, of course, we pursued her the most. Once, we chased her into a bathroom in 7-11 and waited there until she came out for the Double Full Moon. These are the things you do on a Friday night in a town of 3,528 residents.

Tommy's now a dad with four young girls (two are twins) who are just as energetic. So (and I wish I had a picture of this), what do he and his wife, Tracy, do every year for Christmas? They HANG THE TREE UPSIDE DOWN FROM THE CEILING, completely decorated. Of course, now that the girls are middle-school age they don't need to do this, but it has become a tradition the family does not want to abandon.

I forgot to ask Tommy: What do you do with the presents?


Anonymous Anonymous said...

OMG! Ad I so remember you doing that!

November 29, 2010 at 5:30 PM  

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