02 December 2017


You can have your frilly treetop angels.
I prefer the sleek gaudy glamor
of mercury glass and glitter.

This shiny bauble first made an appearance on our family tree some time in the 1960's, I think. It's been around forever, which is to say about as long as I have.

We have occaisionally used other toppers. There was that "rustic" phase with the twigs and twine. There may even have been an angel, long ago, that lit up with multi-colored lights. In recent years, however, I've settled on this one to top our little tree. It's very pleasing to top the tree with something that's been in the family for a good long time.

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