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I am a fan of the candy cane, the original, plain old red and white peppermint kind. None of those cherry flavored, muted rainbow-colored imitations of the real thing. Or God forbid the wacky starburst, Spongebob, crazy colored whatevers. (Really I’ll eat any of them, but I like the traditional.) I was in a goofy kind of mood, enjoying a refreshing candy cane. Part had broke off and this is what I did with it; instant minty mustache.

“Since I don’t smoke, I decided to grow a mustache – it is better for the health.   However, I always carried a jewel-studded cigarette case in which, instead of tobacco, were carefully placed several mustaches, Adolphe Menjou style. I offered them politely to my friends: “Mustache? Mustache? Mustache?”   Nobody dared to touch them. This was my test regarding the sacred aspect of mustaches.” ~Salvador Dalí



A couple of days before this shot we had been watching one of our favorite food shows, Unwrapped. They were showing a place that makes hand-made gingerbread houses. On the top of each house they put two small candy canes in the shape of a heart. I thought that was really neat. So I grabbed two big candy canes off of our tree, placed them on my chest and took some shots. Not the best quality photo, but it’s cute.

 “He who has not Christmas in his heart will never find it under a tree.” ~Roy L. Smith