Here is the tree on which the one in my 2008 Holiday card [posted below] is based.
And here is the story about that tree
Some updates - from this year - to our tale. I recently met a man from Stonington
and told him about the tree. He commented that the tree has locally always been an enigma, and burst out "Oh! So you are the Tree People!
" I was quick to point out that we have never been the first to put decorations on the tree, so we could not make that claim.
This year, we were the first to arrive to add decorations to the tree. We also brought a stepladder to reach higher up into the branches. So I suppose, now, we have become the tree people.
From the number of folks who drove past us while we were there, honking, smiling and waving, I think it an honor to now be a part of local lore, even if Lorraine and I don't live there ourselves.
Here's a close-up of our handiwork, combined with decorations put up on the tree in years gone by.
Labels: christmas, holidays, memorials, rememberances, rituals