Letter: Cayman Christmas trees

Back in the day – 30 years ago – those of us on the Brac and Little Cayman who wanted Christmas trees (which were not imported to the Sister Islands) would hack down our own gorgeous Maypole Agave “trees” and haul them home to decorate for a Cayman Christmas! Alas, the exquisite Agave “flowers” – wooden trees dozens of feet tall – have fallen out of style. Wondering, and asking why? Especially now that American Christmas trees are bug-infested and not being imported this November. ‘Tis the season! Spray paint your maypoles gold or silver and hang silver or gold snowflakes and your precious ornaments on the branches – enjoy your Cayman Christmas trees.

Nan Socolow

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