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Out of darkness came light

This little angel earned her wings in the late 1940s. They were made of embossed silver foil paper and she wore a gown of white plastic with silver stars printed on it. Both grew tattered and were replaced by the mid-60s. Using her old wings for a pattern, my father cut these out of aluminum, while my sister gave her a cowl-neck dress. Then in the 80s I fashioned the long overskirt from a piece of handmade lace found in my grandmother's trunk. Her halo is original: a clear plastic disk into which a small lightbulb fits, and still gleams. Atop my own tree now, the angel is always accompanied by a silver foil sun and a photo of the earth. View On Black

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Taken on December 21, 2009