I grew up with a gold-toned angel made mostly of aluminum netting, with what today we would call fiber-optic wings, but she is not lit. We have a special string of lights we put up around her, with gold and pink flashers aimed right at her face. We had been doing our tree this way for as long as I can remember, from the time I was two or three until my son was old enough to express a preference - I think he was about six, so I would have been around 34. He desperately wanted a star on the tree that year and I told him if he could find a nice one in the stores, we would use it. He finally found one I could put up with (they were all terribly gaudy that year! LOL!) so we put it up. It was sad for me not to have my angel. Since then every year we were all home we alternated, my angel one year, his star the next. I even started to write the dates on the angel's box, so we would know whose turn it was! I found it a wonderful lesson in compromise for a small boy!
Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Calvin Coolidge
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