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Jerry

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12-21-2015 03:03 AM

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Those of you who have been following my story know that my wife and I moved in with her parents to take care of them through their time of coping with Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. My wife and I have always had a very strong Christmas tradition just the two of us, and we put up a tree every year even though we spend Christmas Eve and Christmas day with her parents. This year, we both got really sad to think we would not have our own tree, the small space in the house allocated to us is not nearly enough for a tree. I didn’t want to let my wife down and I have to admit, the thought of us giving up our personal Christmas tradition was just too much to bear. We had some space in the shop, so witness our first “shop” Christmas tree. It’s the best one we’ve ever had :-)

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be. http://geraldlhunsucker.com/


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Andre

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#1 posted 12-21-2015 03:33 AM

Have a Merry Christmas Jerry! Hope to see you in the New Year. I really miss the real Tree.

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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drewpy

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#2 posted 12-21-2015 03:33 AM

Beautiful tree. It’s a great thing you are doing for her parents. I’m glad you found a space of your own for your tradition. Enjoy and Merry Christmas Jerry!

-- Drew in Ohio -- "The greatest wealth is health".

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distrbd

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#3 posted 12-21-2015 03:45 AM

Nice Christmas tree ,a Christmas without a Christmas tree is just not the same.

-- Ken from Ontario, Canada

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doubleDD

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#4 posted 12-21-2015 04:22 AM

Nice to see you taking care of those who gave you the opportunity to create your own space. I wish everyone the best. Merry Christmas to you all. I like the tree.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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oldnovice

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#5 posted 12-21-2015 04:54 AM

I have to second what those before me posted and add my Christmas wishes too!

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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tomsteve

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#6 posted 12-21-2015 12:03 PM

thats just too cool!!!
may you and yours have a peaceful, blessed christmas.

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Luddite

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#7 posted 12-21-2015 12:32 PM

Jerry

Very very cool on all accounts.
A Peaceful Christmas my friend.

-- T Loftus -- Just on the edge of common sense

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johnstoneb

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#8 posted 12-21-2015 02:53 PM

Great way to continue on with a tradition.
Have a merry christmas

-- Bruce, Boise, ID

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JoeinGa

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#9 posted 12-21-2015 03:26 PM

Good for you Jerry, finding a way to carry on a family tradition in difficult times. Because of my daughter’s allergies we are not able to have “real” trees, so we’ve always tried to have a nice realistic-looking tree in our house.

Wishing you and yours A VERY Merry Christmas. Best Wishes from us here in JawJa, also Peace and Comfort in the New Year to you and yours.

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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Jimbo4

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#10 posted 12-21-2015 03:28 PM

Merry Christmas to you and yours, with all the love you can provide in this time of need.

jim

-- BOVILEXIA: The urge to moo at cows from a moving vehicle.

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DanielP

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#11 posted 12-21-2015 04:53 PM

Thanks Jerry, you reminded me I have more shopping to do.

-- --- Dan

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bbrown

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#12 posted 12-21-2015 05:19 PM

Thanks for sharing and may God bless you and your family this Christmas season.

BTW, does the tree have dust collection :)

-Bill Forest, VA

-- Forest, Virginia ; Micah 6:8

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MT_Stringer

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#13 posted 12-21-2015 05:26 PM

Beautiful tree. Merry Christmas.

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas

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jumbojack

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#14 posted 12-21-2015 06:02 PM

Looks like the shop got a Christmas cleaning to boot. I have a vision of you two sitting around the torpedo space heater sipping a Christmas beverage opening gifts. Warms the cockles of my heart.
To you and yours MERRY CHRISTMAS.

-- Made in America, with American made tools....Shopsmith

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Jerry

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#15 posted 12-21-2015 07:55 PM



Looks like the shop got a Christmas cleaning to boot. I have a vision of you two sitting around the torpedo space heater sipping a Christmas beverage opening gifts. Warms the cockles of my heart.
To you and yours MERRY CHRISTMAS.

- jumbojack

Exactly Jack! That was the plan. Our beverage for the Christmas season is is a double Latte with cocoa and cinnamon.

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be. http://geraldlhunsucker.com/

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