Daily Prompt: Memories of Holidays Past
What is your very favorite holiday? Recount the specific memory or memories that have made that holiday special to you.
Christmas used to be so special when I was a little girl growing up with my two brothers. We had the best tree Dad could find but one year we truly had a very cool tree. I never knew my parents were cool, I mean really COOL. Yes it was the sixties and that Christmas we saw them set up a funky metal tree. It came with a color wheel. Do you know what I mean? This was something that ran on electricity and had different colored film on it and it would turn our tree Blue then Red I can’t remember all the colors on the wheel but I can tell you our tree was very different compared to the other homes. I am sure my parents were not hippies but I think without us maybe they could have been. Now as I am old I wonder where all those items that fill my memory banks went. They never had a yard sale but the dump was less than three miles away. This year as a tribute to my beautiful family trees, from long ago that sadly made its way to the landfill, we got our tree this summer from our dump! She is gorgeous! White and pre-lit. I strung a few pearl roping’s and two strands of fake icicles, a few Red and Gold glass balls and 3 ornaments I made when I was 11. Sequins and beads pushed into Styrofoam shapes. I helped make a beautiful tree skirt back then too. I helped Mom for hours on a few of them she gave as gifts. I have one that rests under my tree this year. Yes the one from the dump. You see I am making a new memory with pieces from the past. I sure wish we had found a metal tree and color wheel though but the hunt is on!
Merry Christmas to all those who celebrate this holiday as well
PEACE ON EARTH
Here is a link so you do not think I am really NUTS lol
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love this tree Eunice! I’ve always wanted a white one.
🙂 I never thought I would like it but it was perfect shaped and lights worked 🙂 I repurpose anyway I can 🙂 Thanks for stopping by to read it 🙂
I have never seen a metal tree – I have heard that exist – now I have to google image search lol
LOL yes it is true and it changed colors had to be in early to mid 60’s
A splendid white tree to match the snow that must surround you in your state…
I just posted another photo of the yard from up on the roof 🙂
Winter means hard work for you, I suppose…
yes it is hard on all who endure it only ones who make out are the auto repair people and those who sell oil and other heating sources and the ones who sell the items we use to deal with cold and snow 🙂 BIG BUSINESS.
Merry Christmas to you, too Eunice! I love the season. Great post!
Thanks Merry Christmas to you too honey
HI, Eunice. YES, I remember those metallic trees with the changing light waves glittering everywhere one year when I was a kid. I was fascinated by them. You’ve shared some special Christmas memories and are making some lovely new ones. Your tree and skirt are fantastic! MERRY CHRISTMAS! Love, Bette
Thanks! Those were the days. Yes Christmas is once again for celebrating a very important birth no gifts for us just the dog and cat but we have all we need 🙂
Your memory tree is such a great idea Eunice! I love it. And Merry Christmas to you too and the best New Year ever.
I love your tree…we both have WHITE Trees!
Thanks! I love yours on your header! There is a lot of room for gifts under ours next year I will cover empty boxes to make it look more like Christmas tree 🙂
Great work on the tree, so natural looking. I was always more fascinated with baubles though, glass baubles more particularly, They twinkle nicely with light
Next year it will be covered with beaded pieces or that is my hope I agree twinkle rocks!
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