Saturday, December 3, 2011

Advent Calendar of Christmas Memories December 3 - Christmas Tree Ornaments

A Christmas Memory about my mother, Alberta Joy (Gardner) Brown, 1928 – 1992, and her parents, Nathaniel & Helen (Coyle) Gardner:

I am fortunate to have these two Christmas ornaments. Look closely and notice that they were bulbs. I wish I knew more about their manufacture. They were given to me by my mother. They had hung on the Gardner family Christmas tree. She told me her parents bought them the year she was born (1928). I keep them safely in a china cabinet and do not hang them so there is no danger of our cats wanting to play with them.

The  ornaments on our tree have changed over the years. Today, along with the usual ornaments, I add many small picture frames to our tree. They have photos of our family, past & present. Our Christmas tree becomes a Family tree.

Written in response to GeneabloggersAdvent Calendar of Christmas Memories. Click on the link to read Christmas memories from other genealogists.

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1 comment:

  1. Colleen, that little bulb with the face is adorable. I've never seen one like it before.

    I think it's interesting that both of these ornaments have light bulb screws on their ends. I wonder if they can actually be screwed into a fixture -- maybe an old strand of Christmas tree lights? -- and then light up. Thanks for sharing these with us.


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