Thursday, December 15, 2011
Christmas Ornament Love
Since I moved to Jasper away from Daddy, his pickup truck, power tools and man-help, I don't put up a Christmas tree. I am one of those folks--if I can't have a real live Christmas tree, I will just do without.This is a bit of a problem for a single gal living alone.
Now, about those ornaments--I have a lot. There are some ornaments my parents bought for their tree the Christmas that I was born. I have ornaments that my friends gave me in elementary school, usually saying, "Here's your Christmas and birthday present." There are those children gave me when I taught them in Sunday School or youth group and the ones from friends over the years, especially Pantster, who is a GREAT gift giver.
I have many Nutcracker/Solider style ornaments. My favorite one is a grey solider that I am sure served with the Gallant Stonewall Jackson. I put all of these ornaments on the ornament tree in my dining room underneath the print of General Robert E. Lee and His Lieutenants. I used to say underneath General Lee, but then Mr. Lyle thought I meant the car that Bo and Luke Duke drove so I thought I better clear that up!
Every year I enjoy hanging my ornaments and remembering the special people who gave them to me as well as the celebrations where I received them.
This very well may be my favorite part of Christmas.
Do you have a favorite Christmas ornament? If so, what is the story behind it?