Let me introduce you to Max. Max is one of the very few ornaments that I have from my childhood. How he has survived all these years is sheer magic. Yep, you know elves are anyway. Poor thing has hung on a number of different trees as I was growing up. My earliest memory was a "ugly see thru" cedar tree I went out in the woods with my Daddy to cut for us. Max hung on that tree with that smile just as if it was the most beautiful tree in the whole world. We had those kind of trees for years and it became a treat for Daddy and me to go to the woods and cut a tree. Then one year Mother decided we had to have one of those shiney aluminum trees with the color wheel. I hated that thing but Max made himself right at home on those branches. Poor thing, I bet he had wished for sunglasses as that wheel kept turning and changing colors. Then came the year we got an artificial tree. Finally a pretty tree, but there was no Christmas smell to it, but again Max and I were happy,.
When I married , Max came along to our home and has held viligance over all our trees each Christmas season for 38 years . However last year, he came alive again during the holidays. He would always know when Darbee Rae was coming to visit and he would hide in some of the funniest places and have her a little gift leading up to Christmas Day. Max has been at it for over 50 years and I was so worried that he might get hurt, have to be stitched up ,or have a broken bone.
When we talked to Santa at his workshop week before last , our request was for Santa to send a younger elf to take Max's place at Nana's house. Today we got our wish and Max has retired. This is where he will be during the holiday.
Guess all that baking was well worth the trouble. Yummm, chocolate icing. A girl can't go wrong with chocolate Max, sure hope you appreciate us baking a cake just for you.