|2010 Roberts Family Xmas Tree|
My personal favorite of the ornaments is the 2007 edition that depicts the first and only Presidential wedding in the White House - that of President Grover Cleveland to Frances Folsom - held in the Blue Room. There is another ornament showing Rutherford Hayes out for a snowy sleigh ride and one of Andrew Johnson out and about in his carriage. They are a wonderful timeline of life in the White House.
I am not prone to fits of patriotism (Michele Obama got in trouble making such a comment), but I LOVE our White House ornaments and the excitement the kids show at taking them out when we trim the tree. They insist on hanging them in chronological order. Kathryn unpacks and Henry hangs them. It's nice to set aside some of my cynism and disillusionment for a day and enjoy a little pride in our country's history. Thanks Mom. Merry Christmas, and USA! USA!