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12/18/05-Tyler

Proud Of East Texas: Star Trek Tree

Some families like to decorate their Christmas trees with Santas, while others may prefer antique balls and garlands. But a Tyler family whose tree is not only out of this world, it's out of this galaxy. In the home of Scott and Rebecca Berkley and their daughter, Rachel, holiday greetings often come from galaxies far, far away. The Berkleys have been collecting Star Trek and Star Wars ornaments since their marriage nine years ago, and now their Christmas tree is bedecked with spaceships,shuttles, and the action figures that inhabit them.

"Initially when it was just Rebecca and I, the greatest pleasure was just doing something different, being unique. Now the greatest joy about it is watching my daughter unpack the boxes, show me her favorites and the day can't go by and an hour can't go by when she's here that she's not over here punching the buttons, picking out her favorites and enjoying it," said Scott.

The Berkleys add to their collection each year, either from Hallmark new collectibles, Amazon or eBay. They even have a rare 1991 first edition of the enterprize.

Oralia Ortega, reporting. ortega@kltv.com

 

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