In response to Dr. Chameleon's post below, I'm just glad I wasn't there for the inception of Santa's Castle
"In 1962,with one set of animated elves displayed in a vacant building, Santa's Castle was started."
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Due to a sad death in the Komedy Koven family Dr. Chameleon will be spending a few days in sunny, tiny Storm Lake, IA, home of Santa's Castle
and host to the Great Iowa Tractor Ride.
Alas, there isn't a whole lot of fun to be had for a cosmopolitan gentleman such as myself, but they've got sixteen churches, including a Buddhist temple. Even the college kids don't have much to do, as the student newpaper entertainment
page consists of one movie review. Funeral or not I'll need to let off a little steam, right? And as I'll be staying in the no-frills Vista Economy Inn it's either Malarky's or bring my own bourbon and drink myself to death in a crappy motel. I think they have cable but I'm not sure about ice. Anyway, after countless hours of family tragedy I'll need the brooding time.
While my grandmother (mom's mom) never served us pink snowballs, she made a mean cranberry sauce, which was pink (how?) with little marshmallows in it, on a leaf of iceberg lettuce, no less. In her later years at the nursing home, when there wasn't much to do but watch TV, she made this lovely observation: "there sure are a lot of coloreds on TV these days." Yes, Grandma, there are. And I bet Redd Foxx
is up there in heaven kicking her ass right now. God bless.