Re: [gardeners] Tree Time

Allen and Judy Merten (
Sun, 26 Dec 1999 21:46:11 -0600

    Your my kind of guy. That's the kind of decorations that I like too. We
always have a fresh cut tree that we go look for just like the old days. I wish
I had some candle lights, remember the old kind that bubbled? I want some of
    Most years we put out over a thousand outdoor lights. We have 30-40 ft.
Eastern Red Cedars growing along our lane. We usually decorate 5 of them like
Christmas trees, lights, garland, ornaments, etc.
    The last year before I hurt my back we had the entire house out lined with
colored lights, roof, windows, doors, everything. Our kids said it looked like a
Griswold Christmas. It took 3 thousand chase lights that year. I hurt my back
the week after Christmas, got the screws and rods. So now if I decorate an
outside tree it has to be the Charlie Brown type Cedar trees. (:-{  It's just
not the same.
    Bastrop Co.
    SE Central Tx.

Harry Boswell wrote:

> Folks, I just don't understand your approach to Christmas trees.
> Far too simple, and far too few, for my tastes.  The "nice" tree,
> Janet's artificial tree with all blue lights and silver ornaments,
> went up in the living room (the room where Kristen and I are
> not allowed to go) the day after Thanksgiving.  A week after that,
> Kristen and I put up *our* tree, a Virginia pine we went and cut,
> in the family room.  Many of you would probably call it garish -
> it's got colored lights, about 4 long string's worth;  l;ong strings
> of gold and silver beads;  candy-cane garland;  silver icicles;
> a string of bubbling candlestick lights;  and lots of balls and
> other ornaments, that we've bought through the years.  A
> big lighted gold star tops the whole thing.
> Outside, I've got a cedar tree planted in the front yard, on which
> I string more colored lights.  I put white lights in the other
> small trees in the yard;  on the redbud, I hang crystal ornaments
> that I've collected through the years.  A single spot shines up through
> those.  We've got a Mama polar bear handing a present to baby bear;
> and a small herd of tiny reindeer.
> And then there's the small tree, with the Holstein cow lights and
> blinking colored lights, at my office.
> And the red bow on the front of my pickup truck.
> And all over the house, there's garland, and nutcrackers, and
> stockings on the mantle, and on and on...
> I *like* Christmas...
> Ho Ho Harry