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Field of Innocence

For naturalist Chuck Tague, bluets, an American wildflower also known as innocence or Quaker ladies, became a symbolic part of the landscape at the Flight 93 crash site in southwestern Pennsylvania.
Picking out a tree at the corner Christmas tree lot may be a romantic holiday tradition. But as Joey Spehar can tell you, selling trees is a lot of work. Photo: elzbieta1986 via Flickr

A Gas Station Christmas

The romance of selling Christmas trees at his family's gas station is a treasured part of Joey Spehar's holiday memory—even if it was a lot of work.