This one is a perennial favorite…
There’s nothing as recession proof as cutting a stick out of the old oak tree in your (or your neighbor’s) yard to give as a gift at Christmastime. May I suggest, though, that cutting a fresh stick on Christmas Eve sure beats the heck out of an old rotting stick you cut a week early just so you could be ready for the holidays earlier.
I can’t take full credit for this gift idea, though:
First, I’d like to thank the trees from which the sticks come. Without them we wouldn’t have leaves, sticks, or things for the wind to howl through when it’s stormy.
Second, I’d like to thank Reader and friend Erika for the following email alert:
I wanted to make sure you were aware that the stick…yes, the woody, organic picture in your mind…was inducted into the National Toy Hall of Fame this year.
“It’s very open-ended, all-natural, the perfect price — there aren’t any rules or instructions for its use,” said Christopher Bensch, the museum’s curator of collections.
I’m trying to figure how to get mine through airport security so it will be ready for Christmas morning!
Yes, friends. The stick is back in style this year! Really, it never goes out!
Just consider all of the things you can do with a stick. Please comment with your favorite stick-related toy or thing you would do with a stick. Mine is making bows and arrows out of sticks.