• A meditation on Christmas decorations, middle-age and meaning
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    A meditation on Christmas decorations, middle-age and meaning

    Thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, my husband Jerry and I no for a longer period squander time thinking about issues we want to do someday and as a substitute do them. The virus set us on the route to Colorado and Utah this drop. And it was there the virus ultimately caught us, no subject the shots we experienced racked up.  Jerry took unwell first. As he recovered, I succumbed. The hacking threw my back again out and, amid it all, a tooth abscessed.    Keen to lose that time of misery, I took to the entrance porch following dark on Thanksgiving Eve to hang Xmas lights — a large amount…

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  • TREE TRADITIONS: Locals’ holiday decorations hold special meaning, memories | News
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    TREE TRADITIONS: Locals’ holiday decorations hold special meaning, memories | News

    When it comes to decorating for Christmas, keeping it traditional can look different from family to family. Tahlequah resident Cathy Fite Callaway has Christmas trees in nearly every room of her home, including the bathroom. “[My family] left me alone one night and went to a basketball game. They came back home and had a tree in the bathroom. They were like, ‘What are you doing?’” said Callaway. “My family loves Christmas, too, but they think I go overboard.” Callaway said she usually starts decorating for Christmas at the end of October. Her favorite area is the “antique room,” which has many items that belonged to her grandmother, Kate Fite.…

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