Written Sunday, May 18, 2008.
Describe getting a Christmas tree with your family. How did you decorate it? When did you put it up?
"Bill and I and the children took a picnic and went to the mountains to get that special tree. We brought it home and put it in a big metal bucket with rocks to hold it up straight. Then we filled it with water. We put the lights on first and then all the ornaments we had on the tree. Sometimes we popped corn, not for the tree, but to eat while we looked at the tree. Gradually gifts would be placed under the tree for everyone.
"After Matthew passed away, Linda would invite us to have Christmas with her. We still do.
"Now we both have a fake tree because of allergies."