Friday, November 25, 2011

I've got Santa on speed dial

Your humble BoomerGirl is responsible for the arrival of Kris Kringle tonight in downtown Lawrence. It's a truly charming tradition whereby the townsfolk gather at 9th & Massachusetts for the lighting ceremony and Santa's rescue from the roof of Weaver's Department Store by fire truck. Talk about job stress.  It's like a fine-tuned military operation with every city department involved plus entertainers, city officials, Salvation Army, and assorted players. Everybody synchronizes their watches, communicates by cell phone and, well, just hopes for the best, I guess. 

3 comments:

William said...

Sounds like a good time! Been in Lawrence two years now--I should probably finally check it out!

TARYTERRE said...

Hope Santa arrived on time. He is the star of the show. As his handler you should get a few extra perks. I hope you told him you have been a good girl.

Cathy Hamilton said...

TT, I'm pleased to report that Santa arrived on time without a hitch to the delight of hundreds of adoring fans. Felt great! Thanks...