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Dear Unreliable Narrator: This one really got me, so beautiful and funny, sad too, how time alters memories, perceptions, intentions, holidays. I believe your version of the big tree, who bought it, and am glad to read you keep up the tradition from your lovely mind.

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My dad loved everything about Christmas... getting the tree, always a big one, and how after it was decorated he would lie on the couch in the living room and look at it with music playing on the hi-fi. The year he died we had Christmas at my uncle’s 100 miles away. I made mention to my mom there was no tree. We came back from midnight mass and he had piled the presents up as best he could in the shape of a tree. It just wasn’t the same.

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Dec 6, 2023Liked by Pat Willard

I love your tree, Pat! I’m you in my family and they all call me Mrs. Christmas. They don’t keep up with the traditions or memories, but get disappointed if I don’t. 😁

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Go green, Sister! Those tiny trees smile all year round.

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