December 26, 2014
A Brief Interruption For Christmas
This is why I don't like paper napkins at Christmas -- cloth burns so much more slowly!
I was chatting with my nephew's wife at the table after dinner and I looked to my left to see a napkin start to catch fire from a candle. I grabbed the napkin and started to move toward the front door, but the breeze from my motion fed the flames. "Stop, drop and roll," right people? I dropped the napkin to the hardwood floor and stamped on it. I think it might have melted the bottoms of my shoes a little bit.
The floor took no hits, the white carpet is fine, and many in the room missed the excitement.