A Green and Redneck Christmas

Well, it’s been a fairly typical McMillan clan Christmas, though we delayed gift opening until early this afternoon. The turkey was a success. No room for pie just yet.

Unfortunately, I forgot my digital camera at home, or I would have captured the moments for all to share. My sister was speechless with emotion, watching the faces of her 11 and 13 year old boys light up as they ripped off wrapping paper to discover Grandad had given them hatchets. They nearly forgot the knives in their excitement! “You’ll have to take those to school”, he offered.

Among the final tally: 5 knives, 2 hatchets, 3 model warplanes, a Socom II Navy Seals playstation war game and 6 John Deere logos. I got some pliers.

Just like a scene from a Norman Rockwell painting.

Kate McMillan
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Kate McMillan is the proprietor of small dead animals, which has won numerous awards including Best Conservative Blog and Best Canadian Blog. She contributed nearly 300 pieces to OTB between November 2004 and June 2007. Follow her on Twitter @katewerk.


  1. bryan says:

    Wow. Almost as exciting as the time I got a gun! Seriously, though, I hope they don’t think of taking those things to school. You never know what “zero tolerance” policy will play havoc with their show and tell.

    Merry Christmas.

  2. Kate says:

    We were laughing about the irony of this – at my oldest nephew’s school, they had a class in knife making in Industrial Arts.