This is the little tree and sits in the home office. You have already seen the Coca Cola Santa and a few of the ornaments, but I have a few special ornaments that adorn this tree and I would like to share them with you now.
Yes, that is a photo ornament of Lucy, our house princess, but it is the Santa I want to call to your attention. He is 70 years young. My mother bought several plastic ornaments and a small tree for me to decorate when I was a small child. I think the purpose was to keep me out of the main tree.
Yes, this snowman and Santa are from my same childhood tree.
This fishing reel is about 50 years old and is a one that I gave my dad for Christmas one year. I had a friend make a custom rod specifically for this reel. Fishing was a passion of my Dad and he used this reel for a lot of years. I don’t fish with it, but it will always have a special place in the house.
Finally the train engine. Dad worked for the Frisco railroad for over 40 years and his father before him. Dad loved everything about the railroad, especially the glory days of the steam engines. My father passed away on December 16, 2009. We had an evergreen wreath placed at the front of the sanctuary and adorned it with his railroad watch and this little engine. And that is the story behind the special ornaments.
2020 Christmas Music Marathon Day 11
Mark your calendars. It is my understanding that a special presentation will occur on the evening of December 21. Jupiter and Saturn will align in such a way and be so close together that they will resemble the Christmas star. Who knows, perhaps the creator of the universe used this type of phenomenon to announce the birth of His Son. Heaven knows we could use a reminder of the purpose for our annual celebration.