Tuesday, 7 December 2010

A family history

Every year as I put out the decorations onto my tree I think about each bauble as I place it on a branch. Each one of them tells a story.IMG_0537

We were poor and newly married. These came from Woolworths (no longer trading) In a box for £2.75. I tied ribbons to the branches because we didn’t have much money.

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Grandma went to America.

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We lived near the village of Tutbury. Famous for its lead crystal manufacture. These get fewer every year. I have thrown the tree out with one still on on more than one occasion.

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Then there are the ones which I have made

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The regulars

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And the the newest addition.

5 comments:

  1. I think that's a great little story! I loved Woolies and I miss it - it was so handy for bits and pieces. Plus, I live very near to Tutbury!!! I have some lead crystal glasses from there that I never use for fear of breaking them! lol :)

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  2. I always think a Christmas tree isn't a Christmas tree until it has a dalek decoration on it.

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  3. This is what Christmas is all about, family, memories.....so lovely.

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  4. Christmas does bring back memories Louise!
    Interesting to read yours.
    Thanks for the comments on SIBOL. I am going to do a special post bear with me acknowledging your comments.
    With all the other ladies thank you so much, great day for SIBOL!
    hUGS sUEX

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  5. Christmas does bring back memories Louise!
    Interesting to read yours.
    Thanks for the comments on SIBOL. I am going to do a special post bear with me acknowledging your comments.
    With all the other ladies thank you so much, great day for SIBOL!
    hUGS sUEX

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