08 January 2009

Christmas in Birmingham, Alabama

We lived in Birmingham, Alabama in a two story rented home in the outskirts of town on a large piece of property, where we had a cow named Dolly and lots of chickens. I was in second grade. Our landlady lived in part of the upstairs. She told us we could chop down one of the trees in the back of the property for our Christmas tree. Robert and I thought it would be great to have a children’s tree and a family tree, so we went out back and found a really small pine tree (maybe two feet tall) and chopped it down. We were so excited. Mom was so upset when she discovered what we had done. She said this would have to be the family tree since we could only chop one down. So, I guess that is the smallest tree we ever had for Christmas.
Judy Hamstreet

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