taking down Christmas

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Yesterday, our church celebrated Epiphany. This is also the day when we usually take down our Christmas tree.

Because this Christmas was somewhat subdued for various reasons, we hadn’t taken any photos.

I did, however, ask B to take the above photo. The carol singers are ones that Grandma, his mom, who passed away in March, had made for us when we were newlyweds to match her own set. B made the church from a kit over thirty years ago. The little Irish church mice are of a similar age.

The barristers and tea cup collection are also inherited from Grandma, with some of the cups originating from prior generations.

The wintry photo is of Main Street in North Adams, Massachusetts and was taken by a shopkeeper sometime in the last decade. We purchased it from him and Grandma displayed it in her cottage at the local retirement village. All four of B’s and my parents came from the North Adams area and he and I grew up near there, too.

It seemed fitting to commemorate Grandma and our family roots in this special corner of our dining room this Christmas.

I expect it to be a new part of our tradition.
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Author: Joanne Corey

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2 thoughts on “taking down Christmas”

  1. I think that western MA is one of the prettiest areas of the US. I used to visit an aunt who lived in Pittsfield and found all the small towns truly charming. Love the teacups, too. Collecting them was quite the thing once upon a time, wasn’t it?

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    1. The Berkshires are lovely! My sister used to dance with Berkshire Ballet, which was based in Pittsfield.

      My mother-in-law not only collected teacups. She also used them on a regular basis. If there was coffee or tea with dessert at dinner, she always used teacups from her collection to serve it.

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