Hold tight wait till the partyâ™s over
Hold tight weâ™re in for nasty weather
There has got to be a way
Burning down the house
We learned the hard way that pewter melts, and that Franklin stoves get hot enough to melt it.
In our condo, we had a wood stove, and during our first Christmas party we stuck a DuraFlame log in it. This was actually the preferred substance for such stoves, especially in emissions-conscious California, but what they didn't tell us is that the instructions which warn against putting two logs on at once, are there for a reason.
At some point in the night we heard a sizzling sound, like water on a hot burner, and realized a silver sugar bowl had been melted into a plaque.
*”Burning Down the House,” Talking Heads