A friend drove over from Morristown to Morris Plains (New Jersey) today. It’s where I spent a decade of my growing up.
Photographed this evergreen for me. Sent me the photo. Between 40 and 50 feet tall now. Wow!
I was wondering if it was still there after all these years.
We had a live tree with the roots encased in a burlap sack just that single year. I remember how we watered it and of course it was really heavy to get out of the living room.
Usually we’d get a cut tree, close to Christmas Eve. You know the ones- sometimes hard to get level in the metal stand or the base of the trunk is too thick so you get a metal bucket and some rocks, the fresh trees that drop needles before Epiphany, or you grab the trunk and are dripping with sappy gum. These real trees evoke Christmas of yesteryear with the pine fragrance. Not a candle or soap or air freshener. True woodsy clean fresh pine along with a tangerine peel says Christmas to me.
This Christmas tree was planted behind St.Paul’s Church in Morris Plains where our dad was the rector. We lived in the Rectory across the street.
The photographer prefers anonymity to a photo credit but I’m grateful for the effort and can’t wait until my brother and sister see this magnificent tree. Thank you.
The Hendricks Family Christmas (1963) Tree today. 2-10-19
A lovely gift arrived from my friend Joanne. All wrapped carefully inside a cardboard box. I hung it on the tree as soon as I released it from the bubble wrap.
I held the little fox to pose in front of it before we put him on the top of the tree.
Not yet Halloween. Photographed October 16th at Beaver Valley Mall.
Clintonville. On Calumet. In Columbus.
That’s a lot of Cs.
I saw this Christmas Tree and the couch waiting for pick up. Some people put their trees out right after Christmas.
Maybe the trees have up since Thanksgiving and the needles are dropping like crazy.
Relaxing by the fire Christmas night. The first day of Christmas. One day seems sufficient.
Grandson Charlie turned 2 1/2 on Christmas Day. He and his family came Christmas afternoon for dinner. We had a nice time together.
Temporary. Christmas decorations qualify for the word of the week.
And on top of the Gluhwein Stand-
And a few other pics for the second ATOP gallery.
I was talking with my friend today and said I don’t think I use the word atop in my everyday vocabulary. But I seem to have a few photos from the archives that illustrate it.
At Chuck and Sharon’s farm in Crestline, OH
Grandkids atop the playhouse in the backyard, a few years ago.
People ready to scream atop Phantom’s Revenge at Kennywood
A former student posting for the nutritional food posters
Duquesne Incline atop Mt. Washington Pittsburgh PA
Lawn ball atop stand in Joan’s Garden
Wonder Bread sign in Columbus OH
Christmas Tree atop fence post on Arlington Avenue
St. Mary of the Mount atop Mt. Washington Pittsburgh