Oh Christmas tree!

So last evening we got the tree up and decorated.  It is a nostalgic experience putting up the ornaments and garland.  Some belonged to my Gramma White and to my Gramma and Grampa Stone.  Some we given to me throughout my life.  Some were made by me as a child and as an adult.  Some I purchased and represent things that are important to me.  Some Tom and his kids made, and some were giving to him over his life.  I think Christmas trees are a lovely tradition.  So here is our tree all decorated with a flash and in the dark.

Delightful memories of Christmas’ past.

I did this while drinking my grandfather’s favorite egg nog.

Here is a copy of the original recipe (The George Dickel #8 is in case you cannot find Four Roses which I did find).


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5 Responses to Oh Christmas tree!

  1. thecrazysheeplady says:

    Very pretty!

  2. Jeanne says:

    Oh, and how I love eggnog!! My dad used to make it. Later, he built himself a small still, and made his own spirits. That first Christmas after that, he joked to me about how “We used to buy the hooch and make the eggnog. Now we make the hooch and buy the eggnog!!”

    • Jeanne says:

      I don’t need the “hooch” in it to enjoy it, just buy a really good quality eggnog at Natural Grocers.

      • Donna says:

        I just like to remember my grandfather. He used to make us kids a non- alcoholic version of this recipe and the adults got the alcoholic ones. I miss him especially this time of year.

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