Brenda Hagen shares her true story published in Reminisce Magazine (December/January 2018 Issue) about a 12 foot Christmas tree. Brenda began dating her future husband, Roland, in 1963 and when he invited her to his family’s Christmas Eve tree-decorating event, she was shocked to see a very tall Christmas tree in the family’s living room. The perfectly shaped tree was 12 feet tall. Brenda knew at that moment, she would marry Roland. After all, it was so magical!
Three years later, the couple purchased a home and had the garage converted into a family room with a vaulted ceiling to accommodate the tree. After Roland’s parents retired and moved to Florida, they found a local farm that could supply their 12 foot tree.
Brenda and Roland’s oldest son had decided to keep the tradition alive by putting an addition onto his ranch-style home, just waiting for his mother and father to retire.