Saturday, November 28, 2015

Giving up the Ghost

Or...the time has come.
Bye bye, large, freshly picked green tree.
Bye bye antique ornaments and classical style.
Hello, again...artificial white sparkles.
Hello, again happy children's faces as they decorate their tree 
just as they like..
Their favorite ornaments are with pictures of themselves.
Dylan, here is sooo excited.
The baton has been passed.
We had our day. It is their turn now.
I would not want it any other way.
The above potholder tops ready for our Orkin Man..
Ha ha...makes me happy to finish these.
As for the fake tree...it came with real delight.
It was put up by the family...kids and their mother. help.
After all...Grandma...Your knees won't let you water a fresh one.
Grandma,  you cannot string lights or reach the top of a real one.
True...so true...
The next season thus arrives.
In more ways than one.

Karen Barry and Earthwalker Quilts, I lost your emails.
Please send..I want to say thx:)

4 comments:

Peggy Boltes said...

Diane that is a beautiful tree, keep thise wonderful orniments for later. Someone will want those gorgous antique orniments.
You are a wonderful grandmother. Happy kids, happy memories. Love you

Gisela said...

The smile on your grandson's face is precious. I remember when my father died I didn't want to do anything for Christmas and then 2 weeks before Christmas I had to put up the tree because Christmas is for children and how would I explain it to them that I didn't want to have anything to do with it.

Karen Barry said...

Kids don't appreciate decorator type trees. They love their trees to have all their homemade and chosen ornaments. That is what makes Christmas special for them. When they are older they will appreciate the family ornaments.

smazoochie said...

Our artificial tree saw us through several spiritless Christmases. Now it is as much Christmas as a real one.
The beaming smile on that boy's face says there is Christmas Spirit in that tree.