|One of Mom's ornaments from her and Daddy's first Christmas together, in 1945.|
|I believe she painted the stars on this one.|
|Mom made a bunch of ornaments one year with styrofoam |
balls, pins, beads, ribbons and sequins. They are some of Bill's favourites.
|Another of Mom's creations.|
|This one has a paper top, owing to a metal shortage during WWII. |
I may try cleaning these when I take them down...very carefully!
|My friend Joanne made several ornaments and sent them to me, |
one each year for several years, after I left Oklahoma.
|Another of Joanne's.|
|And several more of Mom's.|
|We bought this fella in Stillwater, MN (where my Grandma grew up) on our travels up there.|
|This monster was bought at Harrod's when Bill took me shopping in |
London one of our first Christmas's together.
|Another from Harrod's.|
|From the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum (Cowboy Hall of Fame, when I was a kid) in Oklahoma City. There's a cowboy hat somewhere around here...|
|From our first trip to Prague, many years ago.|
|We got this Father Christmas on one of the ferry rides to Amsterdam. I always think he's so lovely.|