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January 1, 2021

Happy New Year My very lovely friend, Joan Williams, sent me a New Year’s Card, which contained the poem below. I thought I would share it with you, as a way to wish you a Happy New Year. Also, I know for most of us, bidding farewell to 2020 is quite welcomed; but I...
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December 25, 2020

Christmas Village 2020 It is hard for me to believe that Christmas is almost over; this year I started thinking about Christmas earlier than normal, it has been my “happy place”. In my Village people are joyful, and do not have to worry about any of the things which have troubled all of us...
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December 10, 2020

Happy Hanukkah! “We light these lights for the miracles and the wonders, for the redemption and the battles that you made for our forefathers, in those days at this season, through your holy priests. During all eight days of Hanukkah these lights are sacred, and we are not permitted to make ordinary use of...
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November 25, 2020

Mortimore     This is Mortimore; we call him Morti.   I am tempted to say he knows his name, but that is not true.  He does however, know that if he comes to the back door, at Kate’s office, she will get up and feed him. Morti steps aside, not too far away, until...
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November 11, 2020

Veteran’s Day   As a nation, the United States is feeling a bit battered, regardless of which side of the aisle you are on.  This has been one of the most contentious elections that I can remember; and there is still so much unfinished business. We have also borne witness to wide spread civil...
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October 12, 2020

Columbus Day     It is my understanding that this statue of Christopher Columbus, in Columbus, Ohio,  has been removed; I am so glad I took the time to photograph it, when I did.  The monument has fallen prey, like so many cultural elements in our history, to a mob rule, which seeks to...
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September 22, 2020

  Happy Fall!     Putting up this year’s autumn village was a bit bitter sweet.  My great-niece, who so loves to make “adjustments” to the village, has moved away, and most likely will not have an opportunity to see this year’s offering. But today fall has begun; the trees are most definitely beginning...
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September 18, 2020

Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur “Le shanah tovah tikateiv veteichateim” Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, begins at sundown on September 18th and ends at nightfall on September 20th, 2020.  The New Year is ushered in according to Leviticus 23, with the sounding of the Shofar, calling Jews to seek God’s forgiveness, reflecting on...
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July 3, 2020

Happy 4th of July! Normally, this is a post which I quite enjoy writing, and whether I mark the occasion in “Art” or “Public Square”, or here in “Holiday’s”, it is just a joyful and uncomplicated wish for a Happy 4th of July to you! But this year everything is different.  I could never...
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June 20, 2020

Father’s Day (My Father, Mother, holding my sister Caroline, Joy and me)   Regardless of pandemics, financial crises, or social unrest, we do not want to forget to honor our fathers; you still have time to buy a card! I lost my father more thn thirty years ago, but it does not mean that...
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