Thursday, 4 December 2014

The Tree for Boston is lit tonight..

 A couple of weeks ago, a yellow truck arrived at the Visitor Information Centre in Fort Lawrence carrying a very special tradition...

No, not the red bow...

The Tree for Boston! 

Nova Scotia donates a holiday tree to Boston in memory of the help Boston gave Halifax during the aftermath of the Halifax Explosion.  

"December 6, 1917 is a day indelibly etched in the hearts and minds of the citizens of Halifax and Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. On that Thursday the Norwegian vessel SS Imo, carrying Belgian relief supplies, and the French freighter SS Mont Blanc, carrying munitions, collided in Halifax Harbour, thereby creating what was then considered to be the worst man-made disaster in the world's history." from the NS archive site on the Halifax Explosion.

As sad as the events were, people came to help.   Especially the people of Boston.  It's only a tree but it means so much more.  With the tree, we send our thanks for events long ago and our well wishes for another year.   

Sorry, the post is not about quilting, except ...  Sometimes, your quilts are like the tree...they mean so much more because of the caring thoughts you have of the person as you make the quilt.  Quilts are not just for warmth, they embody your warmth and extend your hugs to the recipient. 

1 comment:

  1. A very interesting piece of history that I didn't know! Thanks for sharing!