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Mid-Cape, MA
(Zone 7a)

December 20, 2010
6:43 PM

Post #8269857

I loved your article, Gwen, not least because the photo of your husband's grandmother at 6 years of age is exactly contemporaneous with my husband's mother, who was born into a German-American family in1900 in the suburb of Highland Park, just north of Chicago. Today I have several treasured glass-blown Christmas ornaments from her family hanging on our own tree. And if I have those, there must have been a German Christmas tree as well (not erected until Christmas Eve, as I remember the tradition.) I wonder if it came from Captain Santa's ship?
What a great article. Thank you.


Gurnee, IL
(Zone 5b)

December 20, 2010
7:12 PM

Post #8269900

It's wonderful that you have those beautiful old ornaments. We also inherited some small, delicate glass ornaments from Grandma; though I'm not sure of their origin, I know that they're very old. Thank you for reading, and Merry Christmas!

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