Ornament history

The tree on the corner of Church and Main in Old Wethersfield.

I love Christmas time.  My family is fun to spend time with.  Tradition is comforting.  Getting gifts for family, though a bit overwhelming, is mostly fun.  My favorite part of the season is taking moments to just stop and observe.  I love to sit in my living room with a hot cup of tea or hot chocolate or hot tea with chocolate and stare at the tree.  I love to turn off all the lights and stare at anyone’s tree.  Which sounds a little creepy, but normally only people who know me let me in their house to stare.  Seeing all the houses aglow and the lights in yards and along streets makes the cold days better. I wish people left their lights on until mid-March.  This from a girl who doesn’t put any Christmas lights up, but once someone has, they really should let them linger longer.

The Ornament:

This year as we decorated our tree, a tradition I love, I thought about how ornaments began.  The Christmas tree came from Germany, and not surprisingly so did the ornament.  If […]

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Walking in Old Wethersfield

Scarecrow Family at the New Heirloom Market on Main St. Scarecrow Family at the New Heirloom Market on Main St.

No one has ever had to twist my arm to go for a walk. Walking is one of my favorite past times. I love it with Matt, a friend, a good podcast, when I’m on the phone with my Grandma, or walking alone on a beautiful day. Hands down my favorite places to walk is Old Wethersfield. It’s flat. The houses are quaint and so New England. There is easy access to ice cream. And you can walk anywhere from a two mile loop to an eight mile loop without really repeating the same ground.

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When Matt and I travel, we often comment that we have yet to find as nice a place to walk as Old Wethersfield. Even before we moved here we would sometimes come to walk in this area twice a day. Now is the best time to come and walk in “the OW” (pronounced oh-dub). This is the season when local businesses, kids and […]

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