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Hugh’s photo challenge:week 8-charity Christmas tree topper challenge

I hope I am not too late, but I wanted to participate and wasn’t sure how until my parents sent me our old star! I can’t say how many years this topped our tree but it was years and years! I am including a picture of mom and dad back 30 years ago and the star now!Β Hugh’s Views & News

The star holds great memories for me and I always watched dad place it on the top! When we went to help with gingerbread cookies and unpacked the decorations, I saw the star! I told mom it was so special and all of the memories and asked her not to throw it out! The other day she sent it to me!

I hope it is not too late Hugh and thanks for this wonderful event!

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  1. Beautiful Lynn, how wonderful that that gorgeous star is now on top of your tree. I love family tradition.

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    December 22, 2015
    • Thanks! I don’t have a tree but put up lights that I love! I wanted to do this challenge and the star came at just the right time! I was so surprised when mom sent it!

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      December 22, 2015
  2. Anita Kushwaha #

    Wow, it still looks new! I would never have guessed it’s 30 years old. Now that’s a nice surprise to receive in the mail! πŸ™‚

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    December 22, 2015
    • I am guessing maybe 40 years old as crazy as that sounds! I remember it as a little girl and I am 53!

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      December 22, 2015
      • Anita Kushwaha #

        Wow, that is so special! My mom still has the ornaments I made as a little kid, but I must say, none of them are as well-preserved as yours! πŸ™‚

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        December 22, 2015
        • I am surprised but I think they quit using it maybe ten years ago so maybe that is why. I was so excited to find it!

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          December 22, 2015
  3. A star with history. So lovely!

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    December 22, 2015
  4. How absolutely beautiful Lynn, πŸ™‚

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    December 22, 2015
  5. Lynz why no tree? I would think you’d want that lovely star on top!!!

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    December 22, 2015
    • The star doesn’t work now and we really never did any holidays at all. So basically I put up lights inside and listen to my music. I can’t really explain what our life was like. No pictures, music, no holidays etc. no birthdays nothing. I am trying to keep things constant and stable for the kids and do little things.

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      December 22, 2015
  6. Beautiful star…..I collect, or rather stars collect me…LOL I have an old angel that I used as a child on my trees that my mom let me put up in my bedroom when I was a little girl, she retired this year, but I still have her and she is well over 40 years…I love Christmas traditions…..my new angel topper is made out of thin abalone shells and shines at the top of the tree….Merry Christmas Lynn, and love the old picture of your parents tree…..kat

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    December 22, 2015
  7. What a wonderful thing to have. Christmas decorations from childhood are the best, aren’t they! It is awesome how it was kept in such good condition.

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    December 22, 2015
  8. It’s so wonderful that they kept it well through the years πŸ™‚

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    December 22, 2015
  9. This is amazing….so touching ❀

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    December 22, 2015
  10. What a beautiful memory to have Lyn. One that gets passed down from one generation to the nexr will hopefully hold such memories for on of your children.

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    December 22, 2015
  11. MyKabulKitchen #

    Wishing you and your family a happy holidays! What a lovely tradition πŸ™‚

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    December 22, 2015
  12. Nice memories Lynn πŸ˜€

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    December 22, 2015
  13. May the Spirit of the Divine be with you and your children, Lynz.
    Leslie

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    December 22, 2015
  14. When so pretty is also a family tradition I think it adds up to pretty much perfect!

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    December 22, 2015
  15. Wonderful star…. There are so many gifts I want to give to you this Christmas. Peace, love, joy, happiness are all presents I am sending your way. πŸ™‚

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    December 22, 2015
  16. Beautiful star and memories, Lynn. We had a very old angel topping our tree for years. She really was kind of a mess but my brother wanted her so my mom passed her along. My sister-in-law refused to put her on their tree so I suppose she’s sitting in a box in their attic somewhere. Wishing you and your family peace and good tidings!

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    December 22, 2015
  17. Lovely story and great picture of your parents to treasure. Hope you will post tomorrow at the Senior Salon.

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    December 22, 2015
  18. So pretty! And I love how your picture says May 81 in the bottom corner!!

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    December 22, 2015
  19. Oh how lucky for you to have that star in your possession now! More memories to be made with it now with your family. πŸ™‚

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    December 22, 2015
  20. Beautiful star, beautiful parents and beautiful memory. Thanks Lynn for sharing a special time, that special star.

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    December 22, 2015
  21. How precious that you now have the star, to pass on the tradition!
    Merry Christmas, Lynn

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    December 22, 2015
  22. How lovely, so many great memories and love in that star xx

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    December 22, 2015
  23. Such a lovely post & what a lovely family tradition too! ! πŸ™‚ xxx

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    December 23, 2015
  24. This is a wonderful story, Lynn. I’m so pleased your parents sent you the star and that it arrived in time for Christmas. It must bring back so many happy memories. I have an Angel on top of my Christmas Tree which I purchased back in 1988. I bought her with some money my Grandmother gave me that Christmas. Sadly, my Grandmother passed away in 1995, but the Angel always sits on top of our tree every Christmas.

    Thank you so much for participating in my Christmas Tree Topper Challenge in aid of The Dogs Trust Charity. By participating you have helped give a homeless dog a meal and I’m hoping that the money we raise will also go towards finding new loving homes for some of the dogs.

    I hope you don’t mind but I have included the link to the challenge so that more people can join the challenge. It is open until January 5th 2016 and everyone that participates helps us raise more money for The Dogs Trust.

    http://hughsviewsandnews.com/2015/12/13/hughs-photo-challenge-week-8-charity-christmas-tree-topper-challenge-help-me-raise-250-for-the-dogs-trust/

    Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Very Happy New Year.
    Seasons Greetings,
    Hugh πŸŽ…
    xx

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    December 23, 2015
    • Thanks so much Hugh! what a lovely story! I am glad you included the link!xx
      Season Greetings to you as wellxx

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      December 23, 2015
  25. Well made topper. As with many things, they don’t make them like they used to . . .

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    December 23, 2015
  26. That’s so lovely Lynn!! The star must have definitely taken you down memory lane πŸ™‚

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    December 23, 2015
  27. So cool you got the star!! Your parents rock and seem to have a knack for knowing what will lift you up!!! Many blessings to all of you πŸ™‚ ❀

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    December 23, 2015
  28. I think it is just wonderful that they kept it for so many years! Have a very Merry Christmas Lynn…xoxo πŸ™‚

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    December 23, 2015

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