This is the fifth part of a blog series about our annual couple's Christmas Ornament.
In 2003 we redeemed ourselves with our ornament selection. Since we did such a poor job of representative ornaments in the previous two years, we were determined to find a perfect one this time. I believe we did just that.
We were living in Mullins, SC at the time. If you've never been there, you're not missing much. There are only a couple of reasons to ever go. Reason one is the handful of incredible people that live there. We met some wonderful friends that remain close to this day while living in Mullins. The second is for a Bed & Breakfast named Webster Manor. In my opinion it's still one the best places for sweet tea and fried chicken.
Outside of that, there's no other reason to ever be in Mullins. It's a dying tobacco town with no plans to be anything other than that. So what in the world would we select for a Christmas ornament? Well, we didn't want a tobacco leaf (which was available in ornament form) so we went with the next best thing…a John Deere tractor. Fitting don't ya think. Every year it's one of my favorite ornaments to put on the tree. Unfortunately, it's also one of the most difficult to find while on the tree.