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. :)|