I have too many nights away this month. So I stayed in Friday night. This is part of the evening’s work.
As is the case every year, the tree is filled with memories. Happy thoughts. Places and people. Shows. Special ornaments are from my travels. And even more special ornaments are made by my mother, and my great-aunt.
Every year I cherish the ornaments given to me in my role as a musician. The Jacomo Chorale Twelve Days of Christmas ornaments from 1991 are the first I put up. Ball State University Singers ornaments are next.
The most special ,though, is the hand-painted ornament from Aunt Esther which I have kept for 30 years now.