Advent Calendar - The most unusual ornament!

Friday, December 3, 2010



Ornaments
When Mike and I got married - way back in '75 - we hardly had any money and lived in a little shack on his parents 10 acre property. The shack came with the property when they bought it and the in-laws had not yet moved out there as they were waiting to put a mobile home on it to live in.


Anyhow - the first Christmas season - Mike took off one day with an axe. It was cold so he chopped down the first doable tree he found. It was a scrawny little thing, but it did fine for our first Christmas. We did not have ornaments so we put lights and a whole bunch of tinsle on the tree. It was missing one thing. A topper. What were we going to put on the top of the tree?


Mike had a great idea. He took some cardboard and cut out a perfect star that was about 5 inches in diameter. Then he covered it with tin foil. It looked great, but how was he going to get it on the top of the tree? Then the most hilarious idea popped into his mind. He took the round cardboard part from a tampax tampon and pasted that on the back and wa-la - it slipped perfectly on the top spike of the tree! He even put a hole in the very center of the star so we could put a little light in it.


The weirest thing of all? This year will be the 35th christmas we have used this star! Wow!

7 comments:

DianaR said...

That is a GREAT story!! And now you can print this out and put it with the star when you pack it away after Christmas - so in 35 MORE years, when the memory is slipping just a little the great-grandkids can enjoy the story too ;-)

Nolichucky Roots said...

The man's a keeper. Love the story. Don't ever throw away that star.

Cindy Bergeron Scherwinski said...

If gold stars were awarded for originiality, your ornament story would win hands down.

Make that a silver star. Wonderful - thanks for sharing.

Mary said...

Great memory! I agree with the others...hang on to the star and this story. It will be a great memory in the years to come.

Lisa Wallen Logsdon said...

Sounds almost identical to OUR first Christmas story, also 35 years ago and minus the Tampax roll, LOL! Great story, thanks for sharing!

Amy Coffin, MLIS said...

Great story and a resourceful husband. Love it!

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