Rockin’ Around

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Reader mir­a­cle My step­fa­ther, Mar­lin, bought a danc­ing Christ­mas tree in the mid2000s as a gim­mick dec­o­ra­tion. Mar­lin passed away in 2014, and my sis­ter, Stacy, took pos­ses­sion of the tree. Stacy got en­gaged to her long­time boyfriend on Thanks­giv­ing night. The tree was un­packed, but it had no bat­ter­ies. Later that evening, with all the ladies sit­ting around talk­ing, the tree lit up and started to dance. The empty bat­tery pack was in hand, and the only con­clu­sion we could reach was that Mar­lin was send­ing his bless­ing and danc­ing a jig. —Nor­man Pow­ers Sh­effield, ALABAMA

Mar­lin’s spirit lit up his

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