Falling Hem


Our Christmas tree fell off the roof of our car.

Things are rarely as I envision them, but this, this was a first.  It rumbled, tugged, and then fell right off.  Tree flying in the rear view mirror, Griswold, but not funny, not a movie.  This has never happened and I of course wonder if it is some kind of a sign.  Maybe we should just call it a year, climb back into bed with a few good books, and wait it out.

Every year we do the same thing.  We get dinner out, go to the Moon Valley Nursery Christmas tree lot.  They give out little candy canes.  It’s fun, usually.  We argue over the best tree, pick out a good one, and two strapping young men carry it to our SUV, hoist, and tie.  We tip.  We are good tippers, every year.

Once the deed is done, we go for coffee or warm drinks, although two of my…

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About Jane Wilson

Jane Wilson graduated from the University of Michigan Law School, was a trial attorney for 25 years and has served on the faculty of the National Institute for Trial Advocacy on numerous occasions. She was an Adjunct Professor of Law at Cleveland State University for several years and served as an Interim Associate Professor of Law in the clinical program at Case Law School. In 2009, she returned to the small southwestern Michigan community where she was raised, and wrote a novel.
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