Lost L.A.: The Christmas tree nailed to the wall
"Curtis picked up branches in backyards and along back roads in L.A. At their modest ranch house, paneled with patriotic knotty pine, he and his wife attached a board to the living room wall. They nailed boughs to the plank, long branches at the bottom, short at the top. A string of lights, some colored balls and metal tinsel, easily stored in the attic closet, completed the half-a-tree vignette."
You can read the rest of the tale in Watters' latest column.