Now first let us look at what the Christmas tree looked like when she lived with her family in an apartment.
The Christmas tree is real. Now note to the right; it looks like a fireplace. Below is a better view of it.
Now you will realize, when you look closer that it is not a real fireplace but that doesn't matter. There was still a place for stockings to be hung "by the chimney with care". The fireplace is cleverly made from wooden orange crates covered in fireplace paper. Do you remember wooden orange crates?
Now you will travel ahead in time to a different home. The tree was real at first but eventually it was replaced with an artificial tree. There was less mess to clean up and if the family was travelling at Christmas they didn't have to worry about it drying it out.
Now, let's jump ahead about 20 years to a different home.
Two favourite decorations were Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus made from Reader's Digest magazines, a project of the women of the church.
The nieces and nephews were getting bigger and the living room was too crowded when everyone was there so the tree moved downstairs to the family room.
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