The Christmas tree, as in most family holiday traditions, was an important event as we "grew up Hughes".
When I was a kid back in the early 1950's, it was Dad who did most of the decorating. Carefully hanging the tinsel so the branches looked like they were dripping in silver and placing the train under the tree for everyone's enjoyment.
As his medical practice grew, he had little time for the holiday preparations and the 1963 photo shows Mom hanging the ornaments with Jeff documenting the holiday tradition.
Now I wonder who was documenting Jeff....LOL
Advent Calendar Dec 1, 2009--The Christmas Tree
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