Thursday, December 11, 2008

Charlie Brown Christmas Tree Shopping...

My family grew up in the country with a field of wild strawberries and a brook running through the woods. We considered our dad a little eccentric because of his love of and respect for nature. We had a compost pile. He was a beekeeper. We had every kind of fruit tree, a grape arbor, and a garden that supplied our vegetables and berries. Although he worked in a city, he had the heart of an artist and a farmer. Every Christmas he would bring home a live tree, something we balked at because it was like no other tree. Our friends thought it odd that our holiday trees were always smaller and had a ball of cloth covered dirt under them. As the replanted trees grew in our fields marking the passing years, we came to embrace our yearly ritual. This year's Rockefeller Center tree came from this same lovely tradition. Living in the city makes it difficult to have a live tree, but it is a wonderful memory. In memory of John


What to wear when shopping for the tree...

imaginary outfit: going to get a christmas tree by evencleveland

1 comment:

Alice said...

Nice post..! This year I got a beautiful Christmas tree from Target.