O send out thy light and thy truth: let them lead me; let them bring me unto thy holy hill, and to thy tabernacles. Psalms 43:3

And as all have not faith, seek ye diligently and teach one another words of wisdom; yea, seek ye out of the best books words of wisdom; seek learning, even by study and also by faith. D&C 88:118

The kids

The kids

Friday, December 13, 2013

The Tongue-Sticker Ornament

I love four year olds! They always have something funny to say or do. The other day Strawberry came and proclaimed she was the “Tongue-Sticker Ornament.”

photo The tongue-sticker ornament is a little wooden elf dressed in yellow and orange. He sat upon my Grammi’s tree as long as I can remember. Really he was a little German toy originally. When I was a little girl, Grammi would let me push the little button and make his tongue stick out. Other than this ornament, the tree was strictly off limits, filled with beautiful glass balls, hand made carved wooden ornaments, medallions, wooden snowflakes, and icicle shaped lights. Her tree was the most beautiful thing I could imagine growing up. Thinking about her tree reminds me of the feeling of Christmas. It was magic. No matter how many times I looked at the tree, I would find something I hadn’t seen before. Ornaments that rested nestled deep inside the branches as well as on the tips. The lights that sparkled made the tree glow golden at night against the blackened background of Pate’s desk and the hallway to their bedroom.
So, when Strawberry came to me and proclaimed she was the tongue-sticker ornament, I had to laugh.

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