As I've been putting away my Christmas ornaments (yes, I'm just getting to it), I realized that my family has done something that most people don't. Every year, my parents would let me and my sister pick out an ornament. We would also each get an ornament from our grandparents. I know that's not out of the ordinary. However, my mom (or grandmother) would always date them. Now, we can look back and see just when it was that we got each ornament.
What made me think about this (and how unusual it is), is that my cousin's wife had asked if we knew when we got each ornament. I didn't think too much about it, but made a list of the "grandparent" ornaments as I decorated the tree. When all was said and done, there were only four years (out of 30) that I couldn't account for. As I was putting away the ornaments today, I was on the look-out for ornaments for those years. I came across one that didn't have a date on it, but thought it might be from my grandparents. So, I asked my other cousin, Lauren, for her help. She said she remembered the ornament, but had no idea what year it was from. I guess we're the only ones who dated all our ornaments!
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