Christmases Past

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8/21/2014 10:15:54 AM

This would have been about 1935. That's my mom reading to her brother. They lived on Cayuga Island in the Niagara River above the Falls and Grand Island. I have a feeling that tree was cut on the island. But I need to ask Mom. I believe my ancestry is Scot. Both grandmother and grandfather's families went to Pennsylvania as Mennonites, then settled in Canada, and eventually returned to the American side of Niagara Falls.

8/21/2014 9:42:26 AM

Back when it was okay to have a less than perfect tree. And be grateful for it.

6/3/2014 3:57:21 PM


5/27/2013 9:38:50 PM

Gosh! I love this picture because it brings back memories of our Christmas trees when I was a child. Our Irish family tradition was to purchase the tree on Christmas Eve after the tree lot was practically empty. Thus, the tree had to be completely re-designed before we even decorated it. My Grandfather was a plumber and would use pipes as braces or branches. The focus was on the tinsel, which we loaded on all of the branches and plumbing pipes. It was spectacular! emoticon