Posting here on a very unusual day 12-13-14.. won’t see this again for 89 years. Many are getting married today to have a special wedding anniversary. I noted here before that I had put up a tree in my new place, but the longer I looked at it, it was just too small for my living room. I set out looking for something larger. I went to my favorite place first..GOODWILL. Yes indeed they had at least two large 7 foot trees inside the boxes and they had lights on them. That was just way too large for me, so I kept on trying. I found a strange smaller tree that I bought. It looked like something from a store display. It had felt Elves all over it. I added some lights and the tree kept tipping over. Frustrating trying to keep it upright, I took the two elves off the sides and it finally stayed upright. I noticed that the back of the tree was mostly FLAT and there were very few branches back on it. Darn! I bought a small lamp and it did not work so I had to go back to the store to return it. After my lunch, I went back to the store, about an hour or so had passed. In that time ANOTHER tree had been brought from the back of the store. I was so surprised.
This tree had a trunk that looked like a real wood, but was it??? It stood about 6 foot high.
Such a real “Charlie Brown” kinda tree, I grabbed it quick and brought it home. Research told me that this was like a PONDEROSA PINE. Reminded me of my many trips to the mountains when I lived in California years ago. I decorated it with ornaments from our local dollar store, sadly I have very few ornaments from our trees from childhood.The angel was on top of a small tree that mom put on our old tree. It’s a work in progress for me because I am one who constantly will re do a tree for a week or two until I get it right. Sooo here it is. The elves from the other tree are hugging the trunk.