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8A Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2008 Feather River Bulletin Laden with 35-40 years of family memories, Katrina Deboi's Christmas ornaments. Every year, Deboi adds more. "Pulling out each ornament, the ... another reminder of a trip or occasion," she said. Photos by Traci Bue tree is chock full of memories come back Only DISH Network offers all of these options: :'~ All Channels Delivered in HD )~ Multi-room DVR Capability ~ Best HD DVR Available. Better than ~Vo" CNET( rev~w on 2/19/08) PACKAnl=t ~ItARTIING AT MO NOT A PIROIAOT~HAL Iq~lCE "BrintJ I~ Down To Earth" Tim V. Jones Quincy., ] P.O. Box209" ....... (530) 283-3800 (800) 910-DISH State Reg. #E70726 n~ I~n rmdwr m4HD m ~. NETWORK, AU11iOItlZE.9 IIE~AILEIt % 4 Weeks for %: (includes uniform gift wrapped for under the tree) Hibbits Welcome 1st Degree 6th Degree r veryone IS Black Belt Black Belt Christmas is a favorite time of year for Quincy's Katrina Deboi, who goes all out in Christmas decor. Beginning Nov. 4, Deboi slowly and methodically transforms her home into a winter wonderland decorated with a blend of family heirlooms, toys and holiday ornaments. Traci Bue Staff Writer tbue@ The large green ball dates back to the Depression era and is always the first and only ornament Katrina Deboi's father-in-law puts on the tree. Just as well, as finding room for the hundred or so family mementos and or- naments that hang on the Quincy family's Christmas tree is no small task. But it's a labor of love for Deboi, who painstakingly decorates not only the tree with tub after neatly orga- nized plastic tub of orna- ments, but fills the better part of the family home every season with all things Christ- mas. "People say it looks like a gift shop," said Deboi. And it does. Collections of Santas, teddy bears and nut- crackers galore amid family photos and memorabilia deck every available surface. On walls and shelves assorted plaques, colored lights and holly sprigs grace boughspf _= e rgr ee tied w th oversized red bowS~, :' Needlepoint pillows are tucked between Christmas throws. Dolls and candles and Christmas novelties find a place beside children's books and toys. Hat racks be- come quilted Christmas trees and the grandfather clock, The Christmas bulbs inher- stately on its own, is trans- ited from mom and dad hold formed into a seasonal special memories,, as well, as Father Time. small papers inside noting The upright tree itself de- the date. And if one looks ties gravity. Loaded from top long enough at the ornament- to bottom with three decades laden tree, you just might or more of family heirlooms discover the recurring father- and Christmas keepsakes, it daughter prank of an upside is literally the "Deboi family down ornament, "mysteri- tree." ously" hung. That it doesn't topple from Ornaments from world- the sheer weight upon its travel adventures and gifts branches is a miraculous from themany hosted foreign feat, and clearly a estament exchange students also play a to the care and precision of part in the "memory tree," its designer, while beneath the gift-packed Grandmother's annual base, father Deboi's electric Greenware ornaments dangle train quietly goes round. amidst the delicate crocheted Enchanting it is; a Christ- metallic chains and small mas wonderland that begins metallic balls. Handmade for Deboi Nov. 4 and is trees of flour, water and enjoyed by all who enter beans made by the Deboi chil- through the end of dren in younger days hang January. alongside the teenage years, Thereafter, all is calm and captured in ornaments made bright at the Deboi home -- from high school athletic let- until Halloween, the family's ters and graduation tassels, second favorite holiday. rogram Far Northern Regional Center has announced its ninth annual "Holidays Are For Caring" program. The program is designed to provide gifts to selected Troy Holt ASE certified 25 years exp. 11 years exp. in Plumas Co. I Chevron IS COMING! ... Snow Blower Service Vehicle Cooling System Service Open 7 days a week 8-5 836-2309 Hwy 89, Graeagle rovl individuals with developmen- tal disabilities during the holiday season. The goal is to choose individuals who may not receive any gifts during this special time of year. Donations from throughout the group's nine-county service area allow it to pur- chase, wrap and deliver these gifts just before Christmas. All contributions received are spent entirely on those in need. To contribute to "Holidays Are For Caring" may contact Kay Cull'is at 222-8795, ext. 3386 or e-mail Your advertisement: at 73880 Hwy 70 Industrial | Purchases by Visa, MC, Debit or CFN Applications are available on site or on line at llu..,ad.% or next door at I White Cap Ready Mix office =-0, II(Please reference Portola card lock on applications) I I1| I II I II II I === II - = I IIIIgll III III I'' III