This snowman is on Apperson Drive about 200 yards from the intersection of Grandin Road and Brandon Ave. It is real. There are no camera tricks involved here. This is a true statement. That is a snow shovel leaning up against him to the left. This big ol' boy ate the house as I was leaving.
The line around the Christmas tree, leading to a momentary beg-a-thon on Santa's lap, was still all the way around the fence at 3 p.m. today at Valley View Mall. Greed leads people to do strange things. If Santa is late to your house, it is because he got held up here. And by the time the kids were through, all the goodies were spoken for, so don't expect much more than broccoli in your stocking.