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My 47 year old tree

Sunday, December 11, 2016

How long does an artificial tree last? I have read opinions and comments on this topic quite a lot recently.

This is Christmas 1969. Can you see the baby under the tree? Baby Jeannie was 3 months old and I sent this photo to DH who left for Vietnam right after she was born.



Here's the same tree this morning ready for Christmas 2016



I made the tree skirt decades ago from material from my maternity clothes and the baby clothes of our 3 children. Every year it's a visual reminder of "the way we were."

Many of the ornaments were also on that tree in 1969.
More were acquired from our travels.

Here DH & baby Jeannie are getting acquainted in Hawaii during his R&R.


Here's how the baby (Hayburner1969) looks at age 47.





I wonder how many other trees are approaching their "Golden Anniversary?"

Note:
The tree is a 6 ft "Scotch Pine"
My Dad & I bought it in Sears for $30.
We got our money's worth!


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