a special ornament

In the early 40’s, when my mother was a young girl of about eight years of age, her father took her and her siblings to visit his mother at Christmas time. Grandmother’s house was small so she decorated a tree in the yard rather than the house. They didn’t find her at home, but my mother’s father told the children they could choose an ornament from the tree. My mother chose this small elephant.

elephant ornament

It hung on the tree in our home for all the years of my childhood and after. A few years ago, my mother gave the elephant to me and now it hangs on our Christmas tree each year. It will be passed on one day to my daughter Sarah Jane who is named after her Great-great-grandmother, the original owner of the elephant.

I’ve shared this memory at Picture My Memories.



  1. Laura Stegall
    Posted January 5, 2009 at 12:04 pm | Permalink

    MY 2 sisters are visiting with me today, and one of them told me about your website. We have throughly enjoyed remineising about Christmas’ past and seeing the lovely decorations you have. WE LOVE IT.


  2. ~~Rhonda
    Posted January 5, 2009 at 9:33 pm | Permalink

    Laura, I’m glad you and your sisters enjoyed the site and had a fun time talking about Christmas past. 🙂 Please come again! ~~Rhonda 🙂

  3. Posted March 13, 2010 at 1:45 pm | Permalink

    Thank you so much for sharing this memory! It just reminded me of the Hallmark ornaments that I get for my kids each year. I buy one’s that remind me of their personalities or things that they liked that year but I have never actually written it out. I guess I know what to do for Picture My Memories around Christmas time!

    Can’t wait to browse around your site some more. I love Christmas!

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