Oh Christmas Tree How Hard to Find You Are.

15 Dec

On the Porch

Onisha Ellis

Our daughter arrived at our home in North Carolina from Florida yesterday to spend Christmas with us. Due to watching way too many Hallmark movies, she wanted to experience the fun of cutting a Christmas tree. Monday we set out to do that.

I did some research on Facebook and learned of an “honor” tree farm nearby. I relished the idea of being trusted to cut a tree and mail them a check.

The Facebook post warned the sign for the tree farm was small and easily overlooked but our daughter’s eagle eyes spotted the sign. Feeling adventurous, we drove down the rutted track passing ramshackle abandoned homes, rusting cars, even decrepit earth moving equipment.

When we reached the trees we climbed from the car, not feeling impressed. We walked several yards down a muddy and slippery path without seeing anything one would want to take home. This little tree was the best one we found.

Not to be deterred, I typed Christmas tree farm into our GPS and several popped up. Unfortunately, all but one were already closed for the season… really? On Hallmark movies one can always get a tree the week before Christmas and sometimes the man to go with it! I called the tree farm located an hour from us and they were not open but were making appointments. Yea. But… they were out of tree stands and so were the stores.

We gave up on the Christmas tree search and returned home to drink Holiday blend coffee and watch a Hallmark movie that didn’t have any Christmas tree story lines.

I'm a winner

After my retirement, I decided to re-learn the canning and preserving skills I learned from my mother but hadn’t practiced for twenty years. I titled the blog Old Things R New to chronicle my experience.  Since then I have been blessed to have six other bloggers join me, DiVoran Lites, Bill Lites,  Judy Wills, Louise Gibson, Janet Perez Eckles and Melody Hendrix

In addition to blogging, I work as the publicist/marketer/ amateur editor and general  “mom Friday” for my author daughter, Rebekah Lyn. I also manage her website, Rebekah Lyn Books  where we frequently host the best in up and coming authors.

My 2020 goal is to use my love of photographs and words to be an encourager on social media. You can visit Real Life Books and Media You Tube Channel if you would like to view some of the mini-videos I have created for our church, Gateway Community in Titusville, Fl.

One Response to “Oh Christmas Tree How Hard to Find You Are.”

  1. Timelesslady December 15, 2020 at 8:08 am #

    Love this! You gave me a chuckle first thing in the morning. I like the little ‘Charlie Brown’ tree on the slope. It does look like it needs to grow for several more seasons though. Have a lovely Christmas.

    Liked by 1 person

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