PORTLAND, Oregon - Reports coming out of northern Oregon state that several employees with the Ashburn and Greta Dalrymple Lumberjack Company have come down with a case that local doctors are calling Pine Flu.
Slayter Hiddenlake supervisor with the Dalrymple Lumberjack Company which operates in Oregon's Kamikaze Forest said that one of the lumberjacks all of a sudden started singing Christmas songs.
Trendon Ludlow was on top of an 80 foot tree and lumberjacks half a mile a way could hear him singing "Deck The Halls."
Hiddenlake hollered up for Ludlow to stop singing Christmas songs since this is May, but he just smiled and started singing "Oh Little Town of Bethlehem," which he followed with "Frosty The Snowman."
Portland police were called and they climbed the tree, put Ludlow in a straight jacket, and carefully brought him down off the 80-foot pine tree.
As Mr. Ludlow was being placed in the police car he suddenly began singing "Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer."
He quickly stopped when officer Doreen Giovanetti hit him in the mouth with a piece of lumberjack rope.
Dr. Hans Lilienthal who is the chief of staff at Portland's Johnny Appleseed General Hospital said that he has been around lumberjacks with all kinds of afflictions and ailments all of his life but he has never seen one with such a bad case of pine flu.
Ludlow's wife, Nellie said that she first suspected something was wrong, when at church, the congregation was singing "Rock of Ages" and Trendon was singing "Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree."
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