Thanks to Boy Scout Troop 53 of Kennett Square, we have possibly the largest, fullest Christmas tree that has ever graced this home. We were late in our tree-shopping, waiting until Dec. 18, and by that time all of the smaller trees at the Scouts' sale in the Giant parking lot were long gone and only the $55 and $65 ones remained.
The boys were helpful salesmen, pointing out several trees they thought we might like. When one youth lifted a tree off the rack for our inspection, we could see it was a winner and the sale was made. The boys made a fresh cut in the trunk, trimmed off some bottom branches and then wrangled the tree to our car.
The fathers who were supervising said ordering a sufficient number of trees of various sizes (they buy theirs from a tree farm in Gettysburg) is always a balancing act. It seems that if they order smaller trees, people want larger ones, and vice versa.
Anyway, it's a lovely tree, and I'm happy that our money went to the Scouts, always a very good cause. Time to start stringing popcorn and cranberries, a Tally-ho tradition!