Day Seven: Childrens Wig Parade
This story is a part of Martin & Sylvia's Twelve Days of Christmas Story Collection.
In these stories, Martin and Sylvia explore what it means to celebrate the traditional "Twelve Days of Christmas," inspired by twelve delightful tales from 18th century Maine. Each story contains a "story-within-the-story" - about the colonial town of Tullyport as the founding families create Christmas traditions and celebrations that are unique, delightful and rich with community connection.
This story is Day Seven: Children's Wig Parade.
On the 7th day of Christmas, Sylvia is inspired to dramatize the stories that Laura missed. She tries to rally her family but everyone seems too busy to participate. But after they see how much fun Sylvia is having, they join up, one-by-one.
From “Twelve Tales of a Tullyport Christmas”: “The Children’s Wig Parade”
Tullyport has one tradition that stands out as the most unusual: a children’s wig parade! Credit for this tradition goes to a clever wigmaker by the name of Rory Lime, who hoodwinks the men of Tullyport into believing that, in order to be respected, they must purchase wigs of the French, English and American styles! When Rory disappears, the townsfolk realize they’ve been tricked — and instead of getting angry, they have a good laugh and start a new tradition.
This story celebrates the value of having a good sense of humor.