Tinsel, garland, and chestnut shells are the only combustibles on offer.
garland has become for her a kind of ghostly support group, inspiration, and role model, all wrapped up in one.
garland added with an equanimity that comes with age that there are good and bad in every profession.
"wreath of flowers," c.1300 (mid-13c. in Anglo-Latin), from Old French garlande, perhaps from Frankish *weron "adorn, bedeck" (cf. Middle High German wieren "adorn, bedeck"), from PIE *wei- "to turn, twist" (see wire).
early 15c., "to make a garland;" 1590s, "to crown with a garland," from garland (n.). Related: Garlanded; garlanding.