Thursday, December 3, 2015

Throwback Thursday

During the 1970s, I worked at the local hospital in the laboratory as a receptionist. It was a great place to work, and the women in my department were the best. Everyone helped each other.Phlebotomists would help file lab reports, I'd be asked to fill in for the medical secretaries typing pathology reports. Lots of cooperation and respect for patients.

One of our regular patients came every other week for lab tests. She was taking blood thinners. A friend of hers drove her. Both lovely, older women. At this time of the year, people would want to give us gifts. We weren't allowed to accept gifts unless it was something like flowers or a box of chocolates which everyone could enjoy.

This women got around the issue by inviting us to her home. Table was beautifully set. Coffee, tea, goodies. She also made all 6 or 7 of us over the years, the prettiest beaded ornaments.

As you can see, I still have them and cherish them. The white and gold angel is just big enough to stand on top of the Advent tree. When the girlies were little, they would take turns hanging a tiny ornament on the tree couting down the days until Christmas.

There's a flat angel and a gold and white bell with a tiny clapper. My favorite is the basket of poinsettia. They take pride of place at the top of the Christmas tree. All are reminders of a lovely woman and the best group of co-workers.

Today, I'm diffusing Christmas Cookie: Thieves and Stress Away


  1. That's what I love about Christmas ornaments. Each and every one has it's own story! (Thieves and Stress Away....???) :-/

    1. Both Thieves and Stress Away are essential oil blends by Young Living. Thieves is a combo of cloves, cinnamon bark, rosemary, eucalyptus radiata, and lemon. Stress Away is a combo of copiaba, lime, vanilla, cedarwood, octotea, and lavender