I remember back in 1970 that these aluminium trees were all the rage.
My mom and dad bought one just to be in the hip crowd.
My dad had a tendency to over do things at Christmas especially with the electric lights.
I remember getting my dad a few beers as he was putting the lights on the tree, my hands a little damp from the dew on the cans and dad saying go ahead son plug "er" in!
Thats how that tree got its name of Old Sparky, sparks was a shooting every where and a few shot out my ass!
As I soon learned aluminium and electricity and damp hands don't mix!
I think dad donated that tree to the State Pen as a replacement for the chair!
Laissez les bon temps rouler!
And as always, thanks for listening!