Here is a Christmas Tree Memory from my paternal grandmother,
Ivy R. (Mark) Brown
1908 OH – 2003 NY,
daughter of Thomas K. & N. Regina (Gruissy) Mark
Wife of Roy Jessie Brown
In 1994 she talked to me about Christmas in Ohio when she was a little girl.
Some years it was kind of spare. Some years we had a tree and we had candles, wax candles. The night before we took the tree down Dad would get a couple buckets of water and put it by his chair and light all the candles. We would all sit around and sing Christmas Carols and look and watch the candles burn, Dad keeping a sharp eye on the tree.