25 Days of Christmas Ornaments, day 14

Eons ago my daughter won the New Hampshire State Spelling Bee and competed in the Scripps National Spelling bee in Washington, DC.

It’s fairly impossible to explain how proud her father and I were of her.

Her entire extended family took a trip to Washington DC for 4 days to watch her compete. Thrilling doesn’t begin to describe it. Back then I was a frequent patron of a paint-your-own-pottery store in my home town and to commemorate the event, I made this ornament:

Every year when I put it on the tree my daughter groans. Too bad, I always tell her. This was an event so profound in her parents’ lives that it has to be remembered every year.

She still groans, but at least she lets me put it up, hee hee.

Such a happy memory, just what an ornament should be.

More tomorrow, peeps.




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8 responses to “25 Days of Christmas Ornaments, day 14

  1. That was quite an honor for her. I can see why you proudly display it.

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  2. Winning the state spelling bee IS a big deal, and you should celebrate it! It’s an honor for her and a testament to her family.

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  3. Holly Schwartz

    If we can’t embarrass our children, where’s the fun in that? Loved this story and all your other ornament missives. Thanks for sharing them.

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  4. MJ Schiller

    That’s an amazing accomplishment! I’m impressed!

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