So, no live tree but a very pretty little one. We trimmed it with almost all vintage balls along with a few that are special to me for all kinds of reasons.
Like this one made by my mother
and this one given to my by my youn friend Anastasia (and made by her Greek grandmother)
Then there's the heart-shaped one brought back from Germany by my son Derek
and a picture ornament of our youngest son Tommy on his first Christmas, given to me by his babysitter
and this red one with my name on it, made by me when I was a child (and one of the few things that survived my childhood!)
One was given to me by a family for whom I told stories one Christmas
and a cute teapot-shaped one was given to me by my youngest sister, Julie
and a candy cane made for me by the Adult Basic Education students when I was manager of my first branch library, at Clendenin, West Virginia
So many ornaments, so many memories. And so much fun to see them again and find just the right place to hang them.
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