The Family Tree

Good morning everyone. Yesterday we had our first measurable snowfall here at the global headquarters. Not to miss one moment of it the kids were outside early. The childhood joy of making a snowman or having that first snowball fight of the season is as pure as any I know. We took time yesterday to get into the woods to get our family Christmas tree as well. We have a special corner of our woods where we walk. It is kind of a shame to drop a 25 foot tall tree to get the top 8 feet but that is what we have. The leftover bows go to making swags for the windows so nothing really goes to waste. The kids took turns bringing the tree out of the woods. All I can say is “different strokes for different folks.” I personally would have used the tractor.

Have a great day. Be well. Do good


  1. When I lived in New Salem a farmer down the road had Christmas trees. Planted them in the mid 1960's. They were "free" but you had to take the whole tree, or they were $25.00. They were 25 – 30 feet, beautiful tree at the top, lots of branches for decorating the house, had them all over the place, even in the bathroom and in the truck, on the floor, every time got in and stepped on them the truck smelled like Christmas.

    Enjoy the season, can't wait for next October!

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