Sunday, December 17, 2017
My favorite things 51
Over the years we have become less and less inclined to do a lot of Christmas decorating, giving away huge boxes of ornaments to our kids and putting up fewer outdoor things that require climbing on ladders in the cold. But there are a few doodads that are non-negotiably required. Such as my angel choir. (I know it's really an orchestra, not a choir, but for some reason that's what I have always called them and I'm not going to change now.)
They never had a regular place, but would be arrayed wherever it seemed best. Every year they tried out different formations: all in a row, or in a two-by-two procession, or arranged into percussion, brass and string sections. Here they are performing from atop the Bose radio, so their songs can be broadcast throughout the house.