Monday, December 7, 2009

Update on the Little Christmas Tree

I had guessed that some neighbor girls that live on a farm about three miles up the road had decorated the little Christmas tree. But, I saw their older sister in Wal Mart, and she said "no". She said it had been her first guess, too, when she saw it.

It was actually an older gentleman in the community that decorated it. Last spring, his daughter, age 36, passed away very unexpectedly. The little tree is decorated in her memory. The tree is located just outside of a pasture where he hunts. I don't think he ever actually kills anything, but just goes up there to walk and think. Most of the ornaments on the tree had been gifts to him and his wife from his daughter.

I know that he has been grieving a lot these past few months. His wife told me that this is a way that he wanted to deal with his grief and that 'Krissy' had always loved Christmas. So this is Krissy's Christmas tree.




12 comments:

  1. Awww...poor feller...this is such a hard time for some folks!

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  2. That's so sad and touching, It's a wonder no one has stolen the ornaments! I see on the news all the time about folks stealing flags and things off of graves, how awful!!!! I hope no one disturbs this special tree!

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  3. That is such a sweet story, but sad also.

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  4. That's the sweetest story I've heard this Christmas! Bless his heart! Rosemary, you should take a photo of that tree, frame it and gift it to him just in case something should happen to that sweet little tree!

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  5. Mary on a major road here there have been 2 or 3 trees decorated every year for the last couple of years. I have no idea who decorates them but they always make me smile. I'll include the gentleman in my prayers. blessings, marlene

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  6. Oh, that makes me want to cry!!

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  7. ooooh, that is such a sad nice thing to find out. Do you know the man?
    Nancy Jo

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  8. Just reminds me of all that I have to be thankful for. I'll be praying for them this season.

    Lea

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  9. Sue, that is a great idea!

    Carmen, I have been worried about the little tree, but I've found out that it has quite a few 'guardians' looking after it. My biggest fear is that someone will use it for target practice. That would be so typical around here:(

    The girl I talked to in Wal Mart had stopped and removed an empty beer box that someone put under it and someone has put a little Donald Duck Santa doll under it.

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  10. How touching... Bless his heart!

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  11. wow, what a story...I pray that this man truly finds the healing he needs...Loosing a child is the hardest thing I have ever been through...

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  12. Oh, my... that's so sad, but what a sweet gesture on his part. Bless his heart... this will be a hard Christmas for them, I'm sure.

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