Christmas Tree Hunting

7' fresh cut Christmas Tree - 2019 20' Blue Spruce After Thanksgiving, a person can devote 100% of their attention to Christmas. Number one on the list is putting up the Christmas tree. Finding the perfect tree for your house can be a chore. Many people resort to pulling out the plastic one in storage … Continue reading Christmas Tree Hunting

Giant Christmas Tree

The giant Christmas tree in the Durham Museum is an annual tradition dating back to the 1930's.  Formerly the Union Station (train), the lobby was annually decorated with a giant Christmas tree to welcome holiday travelers coming and going throughout the Midwest. Initially, Union Pacific railroad employees would cut down a large evergreen along the railroad's right-of-way … Continue reading Giant Christmas Tree

Christmas Traditions

Traditions change over time.  The definition of the word "tradition" is: the handing down of customs from one generation to another.  Hmmm, if that's the case, my grown children are probably very confused because during my married life our tradition of the Christmas tree has seen at least four different versions:  1) buying one from … Continue reading Christmas Traditions