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A Christmas (Tree) Story

December 3, 2010

Around Christmastime during our sophomore year of college, Mitch and his roommate decided they needed to add a little Christmas cheer to their fraternity hall.  They proceeded to go to Walmart where they found an on-sale $20, pre-lit, 6.5ft. artificial tree.  A couple more dollars later, they had a tree skirt, some silver and red bulbs and they were on their way.  Now, you can imagine this tree, although not the highest of quality, spruced up their college dorm room quite a bit.  They appropriately decorated the bulbs carefully with their fraternity letters and it made their 10×10 dorm room quite festive (and a little more cozy 🙂 ).  Mitch kept this tree with him after its first Christmas and proceeded to put it up for the next couple of years in his subsequent dorm rooms.  It was hilarious to see where they managed to fit it in their tiny spaces each year.

Last year for our first married Christmas, Mitch and I spent a little time debating whether to get a real tree or an artificial one.  Should we buy an artificial tree when we might want a larger one when we buy a house?  Should we carry a real tree with all its pine-scented fragrance up two flights of stairs to our apartment?  Then a lightbulb went off in Mitch’s head–“Hey, wait a second!  What about my college tree?”  So here you have it, ladies and gentlemen…our college tree for year number two…

…and we couldn’t help but keep of few of these…

I love it!

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One Comment leave one →
  1. Kate permalink
    December 4, 2010 1:07 am

    Love it!!!! Where are your beauteous stockings????

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