Saturday, December 4, 2010

Oh Christmas Tree!

by Lorraine Bartlett / Lorna Barrett / L.L. Bartlett

Our tree 1-13-08 I'm putting up my Christmas tree tomorrow.  (Today I'm doing a craft fair at School #46 in Rochester--250 Newcastle Road, Rochester, NY  14610, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Will you be there?)

It's artificial, seven-foot tall, and pre-lit.

To draw out the fun,I'll decorate it Monday evening during Happy Hour.  The hubster prefers to watch me do it, and since I enjoy the endeavor (which can take up to three hours), I have no problem having an audience.

Many of our ornaments have special meaning.  Like the "Our First Christmas Together" ornament that came from Quincy Market in Boston (bought on our honeymoon--on a very hot day in July), or the carved and painted Santas made by my (late) Dad.  I collect old nursery rhyme ornaments from the 1950s, as well as others with song titles (like Silent Night, Jingle Bells, etc.).

I love my Christmas tree and have been known to keep it up through January.  (Um...I was busy writing a book.  When you're on a roll, you don't like to stop the momentum.)

Have you put up your Christmas tree--and if so what special ornament makes you smile when you hang it?

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