Trimming the Tree

Design Team:  Scrapping Your Heart Out
Theme:  Trimming the Tree
Designer:  The Rush Ranch

My father worked for Bell when I was little – The aviation company, not the telephone company.  When I was 6 years old, we relocated to a small town outside of Los Angeles, so that he could fly helicopters for them out of LAX.  Every so often I would get to visit the hanger, and I would sit in the chopper and pretend to fly. And I DISTINCTLY remember him hovering above the house one day and dropping a pineapple to me, directly from his work visit to Hawaii.  I also remember him dropping big buckets of water from that helicopter, on forest fires.

I remember one time that a friend of my father came to visit us.  He was on furlough from the Navy, and had arrived in his very handsome sailor whites.  Oh my goodness, what a sight for a 6 year old.   I immediately went to work.  I knocked on every door of the surrounding neighborhood asking if they had a daughter that would like to meet “Chris”.  Awesomely enough, at the very end of our street lived not one but TWO young ladies that were willing to meet Chris. My parents were somewhat surprised when I walked through the door with two young ladies.  After that first meeting, he and the eldest daughter hit it off.  We had back-yard BBQ’s, popcorn nights with the TV, lots of innocent family-type stuff.  Chris and Donna dated for more than a year and a half, and then his Navy assignments became too distant and long for them to continue. I was sad about that, because she was pretty cool.  She and her sister had played their violins on the “Mickey Mouse Club”,  and for a 6 year old, that was pretty much the MOST exciting thing that could EVER happen in a person’s life.
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The Scrapping Your Heart Out Blog Train theme is “Trimming the Tree”, and will provide you some awesome designs to scrap your holidays!  I know that I am downloading the kits from our other designers, because they are really special.  Check out the blog train participant list at the bottom of this post.  rr_Dec18_tree_gnome

I really enjoyed making the polar bear, and that goofy gnome.
By the way, this gnome to the left isn’t in the preview,
but it is included in the download. SYHO_Dec18_rr_tree_preview

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Have a wonderful Holiday Season!

20 thoughts on “Trimming the Tree

  1. Yhank you for tjis pretty kit.

    I wish you a merry Christmas .

    Thank you for all these beautiful kits  you do for us.

     

     

     

     

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    Sunny posted: “Design Team:  Scrapping Your Heart Out Theme:  Trimming the Tree Designer:  The Rush Ranch My father worked for Bell when I was little – The aviation company, not the telephone company.  When I was 6 years old, we relocated to a small town outside of Los”

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  2. Thank you Sunny. I love the gnome and polar bear! It’s a lovely kit, as usual. What a great story about your dad flying helicopters and his Navy friends

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  3. How I look forward to a Rush Ranch email! It means you have created something new and beautiful. Thank you very much. Merry Christmas and Happy New year!

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  4. Your stories always make me smlie and your kits are always a delight. Sunny I pray you have a very merry and blessed Christmas and a healthy, happy and prosperous New Year….Cynthia

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  5. Hi, Thank you so very much for this adorable kit ♥ I have tried several times to be added to your mailing list but never have received an email to confirm that I have been added? I just tried again..

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  6. Thanks for your contribution! I often leave your downloads from a blog train until last, because they’re usually my favorite.
    Oh, and my dad worked at Bell (in Buffalo) too, back in the early 70’s. He left in ’75 to start his own company with a few coworkers, which meant moving us down to Tennessee.

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  7. T’is the wee hours of Christmas Morning and was thinking of you and your wonderful stories. I hope you and your loved ones have a wonderful Christmas….Cynthia Stringer

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  8. Thank you, Sunny! Your creations are always so beautiful & elegant!! I pray you had a wonderful Christmas & may you have many blessings in this coming year!

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