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Dec 1 / Michael

O Christmas Tree

We have a tradition in our family to get our Christmas tree the day after Thanksgiving (Black Friday!). We’ve been doing it for as long as I can recall, and it probably originated from when we were traveling for Christmas more than we do now. We’d want to get a tree up early and enjoy it before leaving for a week around Christmas. In the last several years we’ve been staying home for Christmas, which has been nice, but we haven’t given up our post-Thanksgiving tradition.

Christmas Tree 2015

Since we’ve been in Canterbury, we’ve gotten our trees from Ingall’s Tree Farm in Brooklyn. Sadly, when we got our tree from them last year they told us it would be their last year in business — no one in the family to take over, or something like that. This year, I was in a panic on Thanksgiving because I didn’t know where we’d be getting our tree.

As it so happens, I’d learned online the the Post family purchased the original farm (60 acres plus another 40 they lease) and now operate Laurel View Farm from the same location. When we were there, I spoke to Gary and told him how happy I was that they’d take over and that our family tradition could continue.  They’ve built a new shed and parking area and seem to really be enthusiastic and know what they’re doing.  We’re wishing them all the luck running the business for the future.

Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas to all!

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