Advent Calendar

Advent Calendar: The Christmas Tree

December 27, 1958

Remember icicles?   Not the ones dripping from the front porch eave but those magical, petroleum-based wonders wrapped around 8″x12″ cardboard.  After the lights were twined round the freshly cut tree and the ornaments were carefully hung, these thin slivers of silver were flung with little finger glee.  The tree shimmered!

By Kay Strickland

I am a keeper of my family's lore, chasing after my ancestors' tales in south central New York, southwestern Pennsylvania and Southside Virginia. The stories and photographs that I share on this blog are my intellectual property. While I do my very best to provide well researched posts, I do not pretend to have reached genealogical proof standards. Therefore, much of this work is to generate conversation among interested parties. If you would like to share my work or my records, please contact me: dkaysdays (at) gmail (dot) com.

2 replies on “Advent Calendar: The Christmas Tree”

I definitely remember icicles on the tree, thought they were great! Unfortunately, today, no one else in my family feels the same way. Something about making the dog sick and messing up the vacuum cleaner belt…oh, well.

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