— “This ornament has been in our family for more than 70 years,” wrote Mary Jarvis of Northern Cambria. “It was purchased at a store in Clymer for 25 cents in 1930, the year my parents were married. For 60 years, it hung on our family Christmas tree until Sylvia and Allen Flory decided to give it to me, their youngest daughter. The story behind this ornament, as told to me by my parents, is that when I was 13 months old, I carried it up a flight of steps with the hook in my mouth. When I got to the top step, I turned and slid down the steps on my butt and I didn’t break it. I’m now 70 years old and this ornament is special to me. I hope our children will share it on their Christmas tree in years to come. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to everyone.”
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