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Monday, December 12, 2011


THE WORLD'S TALLEST CHRISTMAS TREE

Here I am with my sisters, Bonnie and Barbara . The picture of Barbara I had to photoshop into an existing picture. A year or so after this picture was taken was very exciting for our town of Bellingham, WA., because we were told that we would be getting the world's tallest Christmas tree. My mom and dad kept us hyped by frequently talking about it and at school it was everyone's favorite subject.
 It was 153' tall and was hauled into town on a log truck, a very strong log truck I should add! This is one of the pictures that was in our local newspaper. Looking at it now,  I seriously doubt any company would be allowed to haul it on the roads these days, but back then, there was less traffic and this was a huge event for our little town.


After a slippery ride over the icy roads, we finally arrived at Railroad Avenue and three little girls and their mom and dad stared in awe at the tallest Christmas Tree in the world. It was held up by heavy steel cables and on the very top was a large cross.
I think now of the significance of the tree and the cross and realize how blessed I was to have lived in a time when people were proud to call it a CHRISTmas Tree not a holiday tree, to have a nativity at their business establishment, or at home. To wish one another a Merry CHRISTmas, not happy holidays. To send CHRISTmas cards that tells of Jesus birth and His great love for us and not be concerned about offending anyone. 
Yes those were the good days but let me tell you, here is one lady that will never be bullied into leaving Christ out of Christmas or any thing else. He is and should be first and foremost in every part of our live. I will keep Him there.

MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE AND MAY OUR LORD JESUS BLESS YOUR NEW YEAR WITH HEALTH, LOVE, PEACE AND JOY !
OH YES, A LITTLE CHOCOLATE WOULD BE NICE TOO. :)

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7 Comments:

Blogger Granny Annie said...

For those who celebrate Christmas, "Christ" cannot be left out. For the rest it is another holiday season. I am so happy to celebrate the birth of Christ this time year. May the rest celebrate a season as happy to them as Christmas is to me.

Wish we could see such a special tree being brought into town like that these days:)

12/13/2011  
Blogger Angela said...

Wow! That is some Christmas Tree! I know it wouldn't make it through our curvy West Virginia roads! lol I'm so glad that you have a wonderful memory like that! That is very special! Thanks for sharing!

Merry Christmas!
Angela

12/13/2011  
Blogger PEA said...

A Merry Christmas to you too, dear Bev:-) Like you, I will never stop saying Merry Christmas. I've always respected others' beliefs so it's only right they respect mine. I get so tired of this "politically correct" BS!!!

Whoa, that sure is a tall tree and how wonderful that you were able to find pictures of it being brought in and erected. I can well imagine how awesome it must have been to see in person.

I do hope you're enjoying this wonderful time of year to the fullest:-) xoxo

12/16/2011  
Blogger jel said...

BERRY MERRY CHRISTMAS !!!

huggs

12/19/2011  
Blogger Baba said...

Bev, wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year..I love the picture of you and your sisters. I have a daughter name Bonnie.I will be with two of my daughters for Christmas in Atlanta..Enjoy this blessed time of year. Hugs, Baba

12/20/2011  
Blogger judypatooote said...

What a great memory M.M...I love the smell of a Christmas tree, even though mine are fake, because it is easier for me to put up...but the smell is always in my mind...or I go outside and pinch mine in my yard, and take a wiff... May you have a wonderful Blessed Christmas....

12/22/2011  
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