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Wishing you a very merry Christmas and a splendid New Year.

May 2015 be a good year for our small community and the wider world!

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Bring a tree home, eat a lot and don't take things seriously

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It's cold here, but there is no snow. But it's time to buy a Christmas tree, so I go to the same guy every year, as I have for a very long time. Christmas trees are a big industry here--millions of trees are sold every year, with many ending up in the United States, and much further away--Puerto Rico, for instance. Many Canadians take their trees down to the US and stay there for about a month to sell them. If you sell Christmas trees, you can't leave the lot, so you live out of your van or trailer for the whole time. Someone has made a movie about the experience. The province of Nova Scotia sends a huge tree to Boston every year to thank them for the help they gave in 1917 after the Halifax explosion.

We have always been flung around the globe, far from each other, but we found a community that meant something. Wishing all of us the same sense of friendship, community and of belonging--and lots of great food, music, film, books, and especially--foolishness.

Posted by swamprose

8th Dec 2013, 01:48  

Viv says:

Bless you - love you lots enjoy your tree - sure many of your decorations like ours tell a story :) x

8th Dec 2013, 10:06

EJ says:

There's nothing finer than the smell of a real Christmas tree : )
Wishing you and yours all good things for the festive season

8th Dec 2013, 11:54

Jane Doe says:

Collected ours yesterday, will put it up next weekend when H the Elder returns.

Have a good one x

8th Dec 2013, 15:27

Dhamaka says:

Have a wonderful one x

8th Dec 2013, 21:44

mara says:

Happy Xmas 2013!

9th Dec 2013, 07:56

MaggieD says:

Well, over the last weekend I have already covered all three of your title requests :)

I am working on the foolishness (this will be revealed later)

Love the photo and the story that goes with it, wishing you and all your family a happy christmas and hope to see you posting again in the new year :)
with love
Maggie

9th Dec 2013, 17:04

Wendle says:

Lovely photo and words :) A photo of your tree next?

10th Dec 2013, 07:19

Jig along says:

Wishing you a very merry, snowy, foolishness Christmas:)

11th Dec 2013, 00:10

crickson says:

Interesting stuff! Have a great Christmas Swamprose!

11th Dec 2013, 11:07

Dania says:

Love the photo. Happy Christmas, Swamprose! :)

13th Dec 2013, 21:02

jc1000000 says:

Your words transform the image and it was already a cool picture.

Have a great one Linda!

19th Dec 2013, 10:24

Happy foolishness to you too xx

23rd Dec 2013, 12:05