December 3, 2018
My winter holiday tableau at the office was installed today. The deep windowsill at my desk stands in for the top of the huge, console TV that my grandparents had. I arrange the various tree decorations – mostly from the 1960’s, many from Germany – that had been Grandma B’s, alongside the snowman with the little red wagon (a gift from the HFA days), and the three Italian glass trees I bought a few years ago. It is a small but steady reminder of the season, a tradition with one foot in the past, and one foot in the present.