Sunday, December 6, 2009

Oh Christmas Tree - Sentimental Sunday No. 37

As I write this, I’ve just finished decorating our Christmas Tree. It’s quite a process that I usually spread out over a couple of days. When each ornament is unwrapped I am flooded with memories of Christmas’ past. There are ornaments from my childhood – and one that belonged to my Dad when he was a boy. There are ornaments collected since Richard and I married, and some that belong specifically to J.J. Each one has a story and most are quite unique.
I remember tree decorating with my parents. Dad strung the lights and Mom and I decorated. I even recall the year that Mom “redecorated the tree” after I had already decorated it! Wow - way to bruise a girls self confidence! Ha Ha...

Today I do most of the decorating alone. Richard and JJ help a little and love looking at the tree – but they aren’t very enthusiastic about the work involved in decorating it. But, that’s OK. I’m pretty persnickety about the ornaments and their placement. I would probably take a page out of my Moms book and be rearranging the ornaments when they weren’t looking.

4 comments:

Columbo said...

I would help more, but you are the best one at decorating the tree. Next Christmas John and I will have more impact during 'tree decorating'.
We do like the way you do it though.

Patty said...

Your tree looks beautiful. Around here, if I waited for Abe to do something at any holiday, it wouldn't get done. LOL He's just never been one to take part in doing those things. This year, I didn't have to do anything except drag the stuff out of the storage closet, Daughter and Granddaughter that are presently living with us, did the job and it looks great to me.

scott and vikki said...

oh so pretty. our tree is like that all different ornaments. with our kids and travels i think we need a second tree :)

laura said...

Your tree is gorgeous!!

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