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One gift, lasting tradition

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A man who lived in Morris at the turn of the 20th century began a tradition of touching simplicity that has endured for 140 years and spans generations of his family.


David Linsley, in 1868, received a modest, brass top for Christmas, his one and only gift. His love for his top led him to begin a tradition of spinning the top each Christmas eve.

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