WWC #65: Pine & Contribute

The words for this week are:
Pine (As in “pine for” or “pine tree”)
and
Contribute

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Our pine tree is artificial, but this way we don’t contribute to deforestation. (That’s my story and I’m sticking to it!) Smack in the center you can see a blue glass pine cone ornament, and a little lower on the right you can see a straw pine cone ornament with red trim (both came from Germany).

The boys put the tree up themselves. I carefully strung all 600 lights (actually, I think 2 are burnt-out or broken, so make that 598 lights), and then the boys decorated the tree with a wide variety of ornaments.

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Gary made this lovely pig ornament, so in a way he helped decorate the tree, too! It was his contribut[e]ion.

Victorian Ball

Victorian Ball

MusicMan and his date contributed to keeping the past alive on Friday night. After a series of dance lessons and etiquette lessons, they dressed up in period clothing and attended a Victorian Ball. It was held at an historic plantation with live music provided by a group which loves to play from songs from the era. (History Club rocks!)

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And now a message from Tink :

If you haven’t joined the fun yet, go here for details. Don’t forget, we also have a Flickr group for easy shareability. Plus, you get to find out the new words at least an hour earlier. Happy snapping!

ANNOUNCEMENT: Next week’s WWC will be the last for 2008.  2009 will kick off on January 8th.

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10 responses to “WWC #65: Pine & Contribute

  1. LE PIGGY!!!!!!!!!
    Great looking tree. And look at the smile on your son’s face!!! OMG you must be so proud!

  2. Nice pics as usual. The History club actually sounds rather fun. I hope he had a good time!

  3. Very lovely tree. And there are presents under it!

  4. 2 words–pre-lit. It’s the only way to go if you’re going to go artificial.

    It must be hard to find a suitable dress for a Victorian Ball–they look great.

  5. A victorian ball! How fun!

  6. We were just reminiscing over all the old ornaments at my parents’ house the other day. One of mine on her tree is a flying pig. 😛

  7. Any German Pickle on your tree too?

    Excellent shootin. I hope MM and his date enjoyed the dance. I bet that was quite the hoot.

    That Gary Rith is the best!

  8. That ball must have been a ball! And that piggy onrament… very cool that Le Gary.

  9. could have sworn I commented yesterday…. lovely tree and the kids look so grown up all decked out for the ball.

  10. Nice photographs! I flaked on WWC this week but I love admiring everyone elses.