Okay, since I haven't been tagged on this yet (even though Mac tagged Fr. Owl and I asked him to tag me, and he didn't yet because he is sulking or doing something important like hearing confessions or planning to get away somewhere warm like Tahiti) I'm going to do it anyway, because I really, really want to do it, and if YOU want to do this please go ahead and tag everyone on planet earth because unless you are Jewish or some sort of Mohammedan you probably have a favorite Christmas Tree ornament. [Stephen, put yours up on flicker or something and link to the thing.] Let's have it!
I've had this ornament since I've been about 7. I can remember it when it was "new." And that was a long time ago. As I recall we got it in a box of "ordinary" ornaments, and "they" tend not to make things like this anymore. Not without spending more money than average anyway. This one is fairly thick glass and has sparkly "snow" on it. It's the ornament I always save to put in a "special" place. Last one on, first one off.
It has survived, by my count, about 15 moves. There are two songs which can make me cry. One is "Stars and Stripes Forever." [I'm a wreck on 4th of July, it hits so deep emotionally for me.] The other is Judy Garland singing "Have yourself a Merry Little Chirstmas" to Margaret O'Brien in "Meet Me In St. Louis." The family is moving and the younger sister is sad to be leaving all her friends.
I'm glad I got to live all the places I did and meet all the people I met and have wonderful experiences...but I can't deny the moment of separation from friends (and sometimes family) didn't take its toll.