Friday, December 25, 2020

The Holiday Onion


The holiday onion

It is time for all good folk to gather ‘round the holiday onion and have a good cry - a peculiar tradition that began during the great pandemic of 2020. Though exact origins are unknown, historians point to the hoarding of basic supplies during those troubled times and suspect that when surplus onions began to sprout, coupled with strict shelter-in-place warnings over the holidays, making it difficult to secure the usual holiday adornments, people simply made do.


The decorations: fancy paper-fastener brads, bought pre-pandemic from a local thrift store. Others have used fancy hat pins, colorful thumbtacks, cloves - whatever is at hand.

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