Memory Tree


More than a Christmas Tree.
A memory tree.
Ornaments that tell stories
of years gone by.
Decorated this year by little hands.
Hands that were holding treasured
ornaments their mother had made
when her hands were just that size.
Top branches reached by standing on chairs.
Memories jogged. Stories shared.
Delight in this shared experience.
A new tradition born.



About Mary Jane

I am a retired English teacher. My husband, Frank, and I have lived on Cape Cod since 2000. I am a lifelong bread baker and writer and have been posting a blog on Falmouth Patch for the last few years. Savory Seasons has been largely devoted to recipes and food in general. I am hoping to expand my focus in this new blog.
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2 Responses to Memory Tree

  1. JoAnn says:

    You have no idea how fortunate you are. Knowing our grandkids will never have a Cape Cod Christmas, we gave all our “heirloom” ornaments to their Mom and Dad, so our tree will never be a memory tree. The best we can hope for is an annual trek to Western Pa. to see THEIR tree with the ornaments their mom created when she was a wee one. A memory tree of a sort, but without the added layer of nostalgia of the generations. See you Tues. xo j

    Sent from my iPad


    • Mary Jane says:

      The thing is, I don’t take it for granted. This year was a bonus. This year, they were here for tree decorating. It may become a new tradition! Christmas on the Cape is the weekend before Christmas.
      Can’t wait to see you! xo MJ

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