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Tree Ornament - "Jake"

Tree Ornament - "Jake"

Price: 
$9.00

This cream colored ceramic ornament conatins the W.T. Benda sketch of a scene from My Ántonia. The dainty ornament makes a wonderful gift or momento to commemorate a trip to the Willa Cather Historic Sites.

From My Ántonia:

"On the day before Christmas, Jake packed the things we were sending to the Shimerdas in his saddle-bags and set off on grandfather's gray gelding. When he mounted his horse at the door, I saw that he had a hatchet slung to his belt, and he gave grandmother a meaning look which told me he was planning a surprise for me. That afternoon I watched long and eagerly from the sitting-room window. At last I saw a dark spot moving on the west hill, beside the half-buried cornfield, where the sky was taking on a coppery flush from the sun that did not quite break through. I put on my cap and ran out to meet Jake. When I got to the pond I could see that he was bringing in a little cedar tree across his pommel. He used to help my father cut Christmas trees for me in Virginia, and he had not forgotten how much I liked them."