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Christmas Memory # 9 – Charlie the Tree


Christmas Memory # 9 – Charlie the Tree Click to view


For the days up until Christmas I’ll be sharing some short memories of Christmases past that I remember.


We’ve had a lot of Christmas trees over the years. Sometimes they were real trees, sometimes artificial. The one we had the longest was Charlie. Yes, we named this one. We thought he was cute and the name seemed to fit.

He wasn’t very tall, and he was artificial, but he lived with us for many years. Only about 3 feet tall, but looked happy when all decorated.

For awhile we seemed to go with a themed type decor. I can’t remember them all, but once we had a Mexican motif going. We bought wall posters, and real sombreros, and lights shaped like jalapeno peppers. That was fun.

Here’s a couple of them. The first photo we just had a natural look, with strings of pine cones, and red beads. I think there were little red birds on there, too.

The next photo was our rock ‘n roll Charlie. There were lots of pink decorations, a pink feather boa, and some sunglasses up top. Also there was a pink car, and pink flamingos. We had wall decorations of a jukebox, and cardboard record albums hung from the ceiling.

After many years, ol’ Charlie was looking pretty ragged – the cats had all chewed on the branches, and that didn’t help either. So we had to say good-bye.

Charlie was a good tree.


This is Charlie. Yes, we named our trees. 🙂

Rock ‘n Roll Charlie


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Ahhh – Christmas Decorations! They are so pretty. I love looking at all the lights, and to see how everyone decorates their houses and businesses. I’ve enjoyed the photos I’ve seen all over the social medias this year.

We used to do it up pretty good. Nothing too over the top, just the Christmas tree and some knick-knacks sitting around in the house, setting up the cards we receive, and a garland on the shelf, or something like that. For a few years we had a single row of lights or lit up icicles on the roof edge outside. We haven’t done much of any of that the past few years, though. The cats kept eating the tree branches and ribbons, and most of my ornaments I’d had were so old and damaged and worn out, it wasn’t even pretty any more. So… I got a tiny little tree to put on the shelf. Didn’t even get out all the other stuff. Haven’t even done the tiny tree in a couple of years, as we’ve been out of town.

We mostly just enjoy the tree, and decorations at our daughter’s houses. The grand kids get all excited about Christmas, and that’s what’s fun for us, to see them enjoying the holidays! 🙂


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