the christmas tree vendors

There is a family who sells Christmas trees outside of Key Food on Montague Street. They live in a small trailer which is parked along the sidewalk.

I was on my way to the store in search of Carol’s Heirloom Eggs. I had just bought a dozen perfectly acceptable eggs from another store, but such was my mission anyhow.

“A good choice, a good choice,” said the girl—the Christmas tree vendor—speaking to a younger couple on the sidewalk in front of the store. She was bundled up in a one-pice Carhartt jacket, her age indeterminate.

“A fraser fir,” she continued. “Sorta the Cadillac of Christmas trees.”

“You chose well, you chose well.”

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One thought on “the christmas tree vendors

  1. First, heirloom eggs are amaaaaazing. Solid choice.

    Second, I love the rhythm of this character. Her repetition is almost soothing, and I can imagine this rich backstory of how she reached this almost sage-like level of inner peace and calm. That she was someone else entirely before she moved to a Christmas tree farm.

    More more more!

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