13 December 2008

1986, December

A couple wanted to keep their Christmas tree from the clutches of their 14-month-old daughter who "gets into everything," so they hung it from the ceiling --- upside down.

The noble fir is suspended from an S-hook anchored in the ceiling at the home of Steve and Corrina Atterton.

"The idea began as kind of a joke," said Atterton, a Portland photographer. "But it grew to reality as we worked the bugs out."

They even figured out how to get water into it from a special can caulked around the base.

"Our daughter gets into everything. We didn't want to say, 'No, No,' all the time, so we selected a tree that would hang down to a point she could barely touch it"

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