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… must come down

By: Ardis E. Parshall - January 23, 2013

The less-glamorous bookend of the holiday season: Taking down what went up in the fall.





  1. I took a day off to do this at the Washington, D.C. Temple Visitors’ Center a few week ago. Six uninterrupted hours unwrapping the dozens of light strands from one 12-foot tree, each strand 25 feet long with 50 lights. It’s amazing what can be done with plentiful free labor. It was a wonderful, quiet, meditative day.

    Comment by John Mansfield — January 24, 2013 @ 8:59 am

  2. Read a big story (I live in the Gulf South) in the newspaper on the poor air quality that SLC is currently experiencing. Is it really that bad or is it much ado over nothing?

    Comment by IDIAT — January 24, 2013 @ 10:34 am

  3. It’s that bad.You can see some of it by looking at the color of the sky in this picture — that’s pollution trapped by the temperature inversion, not storm clouds. The news people keep offering comparisons to help us understand how bad it is (as if literally choking a couple of times walking from the bus stop to the library weren’t enough). If those comparisons are right, being outside in this muck for eight hours does the equivalent lung damage of smoking a pack of cigarettes during the day.

    Comment by Ardis E. Parshall — January 24, 2013 @ 11:40 am

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