Magical Forest, MA — It’s Lundi Gras and many are concerned if Kwing Redbird can serve again as King of Ornaments. His recent assault at a yard squirrel party is still under investigation. As of 4pm today St. James Infirmary would not comment on his condition.
In defiance of snow and uncertainty the welcome party has already started. Krewe of Klothespins, a carnival club of wooden clothespin ornaments, left work early to party on the front walk.
“The Kwing!” sang two ornaments in toe deep snow. A small flying ship arrives with the Kwing sometime after dark and the revelry will continue all night until 9am when work starts. Work starts because it’s New England.
“We will not know who is on the Holiday Boat until it floats from the cold night through the open window and into the warm goldenness of St. James Cottage. When it lands on the table to deliver the maple syrup, then we will see . . . we’ll see who’s on the boat” whispered Dr. Windup Chicken-Eggtimer.
Tomorrow The Big Parade starts at 5pm sharp. Pancake and bacon feastivities will continue until midnight tolls the beginning of Lent.