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Jean Matthew Hall

The Tree

By Jean Matthew Hall

This year The Tree stands as eight feet of sparkling lights decked in silver, gold and white with accents of rich cranberry. Glass and china angels dangle from the branches like jewels from a princess’ earlobes. It hasn’t always been like this, though. Jerry and I celebrated our first Christmas together in 1968. Our tree […]


By Jean Matthew Hall

Does anyone actually like spiders? Seriously. I don’t know anyone who thinks they are cute and cuddly. Oops! I must retract that statement. One of our sons went through a spider-snake-creepy thing stage. He gave it up, though, when both his Tarantula and his 20-foot-long reticulating Python died. Seems they are delicate creatures and highly […]