We conclude "Why? Week" with a Glorious Post about The Most...Wonderful Time...of the Year!
A little background...The Scribe Family once lived on Capitol Hill in DC, in the Eastern Market neighborhood. Eastern Market, BTW, is the longest-running open-air market in the Nation's Capital. Its more than 100-year-old brick centerpiece burned down last year. The neighborhood rallied to save this piece of history, & the Market is now on its way to being Good As New; or actually, Good As Old, since the area is in the National Registry of Historic Places.
We lived on The Hill for 12 years, in a beautiful 19th-Century restored (not by us...we're not handy!) rowhouse, circa 1837. As a side note, the garden was so fertile we grew tomatoes that measured up to 8 inches in diameter! You see, Back in the Day, when horses boarded out back, and folks just chucked their garbage in the yard...
Anyway, back to this Sweet Snap. It's actually a Polaroid, which has hung on the tree as an ornament for 16 years, give or take 1 or 2. That many years creates Damaged Goods. So Mrs. Scribe took the matter into her own hands this year, and scanned and PhotoShopped the sucker. It's still not perfect, but we think you can see the pure joy & amazement on the faces of these two chicas. Meet Ella Numera Una & her BFF. They're actually Sitting. On. Santa's. Lap!
Santa has been coming to Eastern Market for years. He always arrives on a Sunday, in a horse-drawn carriage. We're gonna take this snap to a professional, to have it restored correctly. But on the Friday before Christmas, we wanted to Wish One & All Good Tidings!