I could give all the gory details of the RS Enrichment Christmas Party last Thursday and the Ward Christmas Party Program last Saturday, both of which I was in charge of. I could give glowing reports of each and lie convincingly that both "went off without a hitch." The truth is that they each had their ups and downs, I've put in more hours of work for church over the last few weeks than I have since my mission, and there were many hitches. In addition, my lack of sleep shot my resistance against the disgusting germs my boys have been passing around and I think I'm getting a cold.
Still, the feedback from the sisters in the ward tells me that the party was enjoyable and I heard several stellar comments about the program I wrote. (Truthfully, I think the latter is more of a tribute to just how BAD programs in Christmas past have been.)
But I don't want to post about any of that today. Or that I'm decorating for Christmas. Or that my parents are surprising my kids with a visit later this week.
I want to post about this picture and the accompanying story found on the cover of our newspaper this morning:
Look closely. What do you see? Keep in mind that in the paper, the image was cropped and most of the food at the bottom cut out, but the green box near her head and her face were larger.
Here is the letter to the editor I fired off about ten minutes ago:
Kudos to Billie Richardson for the impressive and inspiring FOOD For Lane County drive she is doing in her community. However, either the photographer or the story editor gets a big thumbs down for running that particular picture of her. It takes close scrutiny to see that the case of Miller Light next to her face is merely being used as a storage box for other goods. My initial impression was that somebody had donated a case of beer to her goods drive. It wouldn't have taken a degree in fine arts to move the case from the shot, which was obviously posed. FFLC is unlikely to appreciate the run on their facilities over the appearance that they are handing out beer in addition to other "essentials."