December 24, 2021
We made it to Picacho Peak State Park, but the blog about that is for next time. Today is Christmas Eve and as we drove across TX, NM, and part of AZ, I thought about doing a post showcasing some of our Christmas trees over the years. And no Jim, I'm not copying your idea, you just got to it earlier than I did :)
The first Christmas tree to show up is from 1961 when I was 1 year old.
In 1962 my brother Andy was born.
In 1964 my grandparents, my mom’s folks, came for a visit over the holidays.
I don’t have access, right now, to all of my folk's pictures so the next Christmas tree in my pictures is from 1965-1971. We went to Cincinnati OH to spend Christmas with my dad’s folks.
1984 my folks' Christmas tree.
In 1987 we welcomed our son David into the world. We decided to go artificial again that year since we still had it. At the time Dave was working nights and with a newborn it was easier that year.
In 1988 we were between houses, ours had sold and we waiting for our new house to be finished.
1990 and we wanted to take advantage of our taller ceilings. Time for a real tree again.
In 1991 the boys got into helping pick out our tree.
1993 found us living in VT.
In 1996 we started buying our trees from our friends Carla and Peter, to this day we continue to buy our maple syrup products from them. 1997