Precious family heirlooms. Kindergarten crafts made from Popsicle sticks and glitter. Keepsakes from a baby’s first Christmas.
The ornaments that are hung on fir boughs with care are more than mere festive decorations. They are tissue-wrapped memories brought out once a year, which is what makes them so very special.
We asked Free Press readers to reflect on their most beloved baubles. Some responses have been lightly edited for clarity.
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Popping champagne and blasting Queens’ We Are The Champions over a speaker, Winnipeg Blue Bombers fans gathered on Portage and Main as their 29-year Grey Cup drought ended.
“We waited 29 years to celebrate something this big,” said Jeff Baquiran. “I’m long overdue to run up and down Portage and Main and celebrate a Grey Cup win.”
Police closed the intersection as fans were singing and cheering on their way over. Car honks echoed through the streets with drivers laying on the horn in celebration.
People bunched together, began to sing O Canada as loud as they could, followed with chants of “We won the cup.”