Back when I grew up in the 50’s and 60’s my father would send me and my Brother out for Christmas tree but it was always on Christmas eve! Because he knew the man on the lot was about out of trees and the less he had left was the less he had to bring back with him at the end of the day!
So my father would give us $2.00 or $3.00 dollars and said go pick out the best one of the bunch! He always put the tree up on Christmas eve not a day before so it was the way it was done in my family, and and I think most familys in the neigborhood did the same give or take a day.
There was a tree lot about 4 blocks from our house at the time and always a Christmas lot on the aveue but that was the closest one to our house. Over the years it would be me and my sister who would go around looking for the tree on Christmas eve and we always hoped to find one in a decent shape.
Because you had to pick from whatever was left! Most of the time we would get one that was and we would ask the man if he would take less sometimes he did and other times he said no.
So that’s it was for us kids in my family back then the point is, Santa always brought the tree on Christmas eve when he visited so the kids went to bed and when we woke on Christmas morning there was this decorated tree with bright lights the old fashioned ones, with bubble lights, and tinsel that sparkled with the reflecting lights! And the gifts under the tree it was such as womdeful sight to see!!
Waking up to that from the night before with nothing but visions in our heads, yeah a great memorie that comes back to me every year And the gifts under the tree it was such as womdeful sight to see!! Waking up to that from the night before with nothing but visions in our heads,