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Christmas Stars, Dr. Seuss, The Wizard of Oz, And Family Traditions – We All Have Them

Here’s another Christmas tale I published a few years ago. I still have those stars…Andrew still doesn’t like them…My girls do…and I also parted with a couple of them this year… ~Elle

Finding Myself Through Writing

I love to discover remnants from the past as I unpack my Christmas décor every year. The first of my  discoveries this year were the stars. Oh my! There were lots of stars, but not as many as I used to have as I have shared them with all my girls who have an interest in family traditions. Andrews’ stars I still have and may never give to him. You see, he doesn’t like them –  never has – and probably never will!

There is a story behind these stars. They are plain old plastic five-pointed stars used most commonly in store window displays. They probably date back to the late fifty’s. They hung on Aunt Tishy’s Christmas tree every year. There were probably a few hundred of them sparkling and twinkling down at us from each limb.

The story I remember being told was Aunt Tishy was in New York during the Christmas…

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About Elle Knowles

Elle Knowles lives in the Florida Panhandle with her husband and off-at-college-most-of-the-time son. She has four daughters, one son, and eleven beautiful grandchildren. 'Crossing the Line' is her first novel. The sequel 'What Line' is a work in progress. Recently published is Coffee-Drunk Or Blind - a nonfiction story of homesteading in the Alaska wilderness with her parents and four siblings, told through letters by her mother and remembered accounts from the family.

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  1. Again, I ache with envy, really. You have such a sense of family, past and present. I never had that, ever. I am grateful I can live and feel vicariously through you and your outstanding, ongoing candor. 🙂

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