RICK MERCER: AS KIDS, MY BROTHER AND I STOLE THE PERFECT CHRISTMAS TREE

© Illustration: Paul G. Hammond The Perfect Christmas Tree One December, when I was seven and my brother, Gilbert, was 11 and a half, we headed out alone into the woods with an axe and a saw and the goal of finding the perfect Christmas tree. Two children armed with medieval cutting tools. What could go wrong? In our house in Middle Cove, Newfoundland, the tradition was for the tree to...

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