Mildred's Angel Tree
I know at a quick glance this looks like an Angel proving her faith by walking over a bed of red-hot coals. Wait! It is an Angel roosting on top of a small Christmas Tree in our living room.
The Christmas Tree belonged to our 78 year old neighbor Mildred.
Mildred was a very kind elderly lady. She always was eager to help. If she wasn’t off on a global trip with her group you could find her in her yard working. She always had a little beagle dog by her side.
Mildred’s husband left her and their two sons for another woman. Even after he left she continue to help his mother from time to time when she needed help. She was an angel.
One time when I thought she was on one of her trips she called me and told me she was in the hospital. She said, “Eddie, I am eaten up with cancer! I am dying!”
Someday I will go into detail about her last days.
When she died her two sons had a dumpster delivered at her house and begin putting just about everything in it. But to be fair, the oldest, did call Anna and say she was welcomed to drop by to see if she could pick out any mementos before they threw everything thing away. Anna was going on a business trip, so couldn’t.
After she returned her and another neighbor Brenda went through the dumpster looking for something to remember Mildred by. Anna found the artificial Christmas Tree.
The tree has angels on it. Sometimes we call it Mildred’s Tree and sometimes we call it the Angel Tree and sometimes we call it Mildred’s Angel Tree. We pay tribute to her every Christmas season.