Daily Archives: December 8, 2011


This is the prompt I chose today for Mama Kat’s Writer’s Workshop:

1.) Have you decorated your Christmas tree? Share a favorite Christmas ornament.

This little bell ornament was a part of Christmas in my family long before I was born. Mama told me that it was one of the first ornaments she and my daddy had when they were married. (I placed Mama’s wedding ring inside the box, to give you an idea of the size of the bell.)

Although the bell looks as though it’s made of tin or aluminum, I’m certain that isn’t the case. It just has “fragile” written all over it.

My parents were married during the Depression. I’m sure Christmas for them, as a young couple, was a much less hectic holiday than it is for us. This little bell is a symbol of a much simpler time.

Believe me, in years past, when I’ve placed it on the tree, I’ve  practically tied it to the branch.  This year, I’m debating.  I may just leave it safe within this little box. Marked “fragile”.

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