fallen christmas tree with broken ornaments
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Scared Straight

Every year, my family buys a Christmas tree from a local tree farm. A few years ago, we inadvertently bought a tree with a crooked trunk, and we didn’t notice until the tree was in our home, completely decorated. One day, we came home and found the tree on its side—ornaments and water everywhere. We stood it back up, but it toppled over again and again for the rest of the holiday season. Needless to say, we now look carefully at the trunk before we buy a tree!

Michele Druker
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