The tree is up in the lobby here at tom-mcgee.com world headquarters in beautiful Maplewood.
Oops, forgot the star. We’ll get to that soon.
Let me share something I like about Christmas. Daughter No. 1 took it on herself to pick out a few ornaments and put them up in a grouping together. The five you see across the top in this picture, four with horizontal stripes and the solid red one at the upper left.
She knows how important they are, because they’ve been on every tree I can remember, since I was a small child. When I first moved out on my own, my mom gave these to me to get started. Over the years a few more have broken and these are all that’s left. But that just makes them even more valuable. No matter how dysfunctional life gets, there are some things that are constants. And even if those things are only a few little glass baubles sometimes that can be enough.