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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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May 25, 2020

Memorial Day “The 30th of May, 1868, is designated for the purpose of strewing with flowers, or otherwise decorating the graves of comrades who died in defense of their country during the late rebellion, and whose bodies now lie in almost every city, village and hamlet churchyard in the land.” ~ General John A....
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April 8, 2020

Center of the 48 States   Lebanon, Kansas is the geographic center of the lower 48 states. Until we came across this sign serendipitously, it had never occurred to me that this was a place I wanted to see!     The plaque on the stone foundation   But it turned out that I...
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January 20, 2020

African American History Monument     The South Carolina State House grounds are most definitely worth a stop; they have an impressive display of monuments honoring various individuals and commemorating events which matter, like African-American History. A good place to remember Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday.     From South Carolina Just Right Website:...
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The Village – 2019     To view this years village, and listen to our conversation about its creation, click on the link below:    
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