Newspaper article News Mail Bundaberg Qld.

Tiny Tree Brings 55 Years Joy; Leaves Fade, but Not Memories

Newspaper article News Mail Bundaberg Qld.

Tiny Tree Brings 55 Years Joy; Leaves Fade, but Not Memories

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ASHLEY CLARK

JOURNALIST

ashley.clark@news-mail.com.au

IT MIGHT be small in stature but Colleen Brown's Christmas tree sure holds a massive amount of sentiment.

The Bundaberg woman said the tiny tree had been around for 55 Christmases, helping to create the magic of the festive season in the Brown household for decade after decade.

"I bought it when my eldest daughter was 2, in the 1960s," she said.

"We used to go out in the bush in Cairns and take a suitable looking branch from a tree and that would be our Christmas tree.

"One day I thought 'No, we must get a proper one' and so Woolworths had these really lovely small trees and that's when I bought it."

Ms Brown said for a number of years the tree sat proudly on a table every Christmas until it was time for something a little bit more.

"We moved to Adelaide and it was decided we needed a really big tree with lots of lights so we bought a six-foot tree," she said. …

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