If you grew up in Georgia, you might have one of these ornaments on your tree.
Georgia produces lots of peanuts. You might remember our former governor who became the POTUS, Jimmy Carter. He was a peanut farmer by trade.
And a little angel made of a cotton boll. My parents loved to tell us girls of how they had to pick cotton when they were children. They wanted us to know we got off light just working on our own farm. My sweet daddy planted several cotton plants when my children were small just so they could see cotton. It is not a crop you see much in North Georgia these days.
Would you believe this little angel is made from a Peach Pit? Brother in law, William and sis in law, Barbara, made family members an angel ornament every year as a gift. This is one of their finest in my opinion. They had to eat a lot of peaches that summer to come up with these ornaments. I love looking at all the different angels they made for us over the years. Each is truly unique. One is made form an oyster shell which reminds Marvin of growing up near the beach in Georgia.
We had a lovely evening in Huntsville at Cantina Laredo where Marvin enjoyed a celebratory dinner with other Northrop Grumman friends. He received a nice commemorative as well as many good wishes. My modest husband always down plays his contributions to the National Team but last night I heard that it was just as I expected, he is a key player in many ways. The National Team is the National Defense Team. That is all I can tell you about that.:) As I have said before we take security very seriously here in NoAla.
Off for my Christmas lunch with the Besties, then we get busy with another party. While I party with my friends, Marvin will be loading the truck to take our things to Chatsworth tomorrow. It will probably be Monday before I am here at the blog again as we have such a busy weekend. I promise some pictures of the Little House aka Grimmwood on Monday.