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Christmas Memory # 9 – Charlie the Tree

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Christmas Memory # 9 – Charlie the Tree Click to view

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

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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.

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

Rock ‘n Roll Charlie

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2019 BS

 

Reflection on A to Z Blog Challenge 2019

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Reflection on a to Z Blog Challenge 2019

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Now that the A to Z Blog Challenge 2019 is finished, we are to reflect back on our journey through the alphabet, as we did, one day at a time.

This was my 6th time to participate, and it was just as fun and interesting as it was every other time.

I didn’t have a dedicated theme to my posts this year, but posted a variety of topics, from true ghost stories to funny word definitions. A few of my posts were brand new, but most had been written a long time ago on here, but almost no one came to visit, or commented, or even pushed the like button on them. So, why not post them again to see what would happen this time around.

Well, I had a wonderful response from my readers! Thanks so much for your support. I appreciate it very much.

I enjoyed visiting the posts of those others who were taking part in the A to Z this year, too. There are so many talented and interesting people who blog out there, and never enough time to get around to every single one that was on the sign up list. So many of my regular blogging friends were also doing this challenge, it was all I could manage to visit them, if not every day, then at least a few times.

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For next year’s April A to Z, I will probably participate again. I may or may not have a certain theme, but I’m leaning toward that, as it seems easier to know beforehand what you will be posting about. As it is, we have almost a whole year to come up with something fun and new for a theme.

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All in all, I love this challenge, and plan on doing it again next year!

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Mystery Box Chickens say, “Thank you for visiting! We did it! See you next April! Bye 4 Now!”

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The Mystery Box Chickens thank you for stopping by for a visit, and wish you a happy year ahead! They will take a little break, then will be hard at work on next April’s A to Z! See you then. 🙂

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2019 BS