Life is a banquet and too many people are starving to death!—Auntie Mame
Christmas at Beekman Place
If you’ve never read the book or seen the movie that chronicles the story of Mame, then you’ve certainly heard the most famous song from the musical version of the story:
For we need a little Christmas Right this very minute, Candles in the window, Carols at the spinet. Yes, we need a little Christmas Right this very minute. It hasn’t snowed a single flurry, But Santa, dear, we’re in a hurry;
Each year we try to come up with a unique holiday theme for the Mercantile, and this year we chose to honor this American literary icon (and it really has NOTHING to do with the fact that her address is 3 Beekman Place)
Mame traveled the world, re-decorated her home weekly, had a fortune, lost a fortune, took in an orphaned nephew, and all along the way never lost her zany zeal for life.
Whenever we’re feeling over worked or underappreciated, we always remind ourselves –no matter what time of year it is—that we CAN have a little Christmas, right this very minute.
All it takes is looking around and finding all those things that sparkle in your life.