Each year we decorate our tree with ornaments
collected over the years from places far and near.
These treasures are hung
to celebrate the season
and to enjoy the memories they recall.

In many ways you are like our treasured ornaments.
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Yor reflect friendships.
You represent family.
You shine with memories of our times together.

Indeed, you are the ornaments on our 1991 tree of life.

May you continue to reflect the love and the peace
we wish for you at this holy season.

Poem by Ray Day
Created and published in 1991