Homeless in Vancouver: Prairie Christmas tradition

Just off Cambie Street, there’s a sight to warm a Prairie boy’s heart—the traditional Christmas lights on the tractor.

Why, I can still remember the Christmas when Uncle Elmer got all liquored-up and decided to put the lights on the the Massey Ferguson on a particularly moonless night during a snowstorm.

Turned out, not only was corn whiskey a good conductor of electricity, but its effects could render a person insensible to electrocution. That was our “Christmas by candlelight”.

You may think there’s not a word of truth in that story but remember, prairie folks do not lie, at least not about the weather—it really was snowing.

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cathy
Too funny!

There's a guy out here in Ladner who festoons his tractor up with lights, hitches it to a flatbed and hauls folks around looking at the Christmas lights.
Don't know if liquor is involved though......
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