Holiday’s

Ephemera

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November 28, 2019

Place Cards “Jilly”     I did not grow up with place cards. I think, as my sister, Joy, has said about me, my proclivity toward them may be due to me using old movies, as my guide to how life should be. Nevertheless, when serving a sit down dinner, of a more formal...
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November 19, 2019

Annaka at Work on her Vision Fall Village 2.0   Once again, Annaka has put her unique stamp on the Fall Village; this year, Kate captured Annaka at work. Kate is mostly in the basement with the boys playing “catch the leopard” and “dodge the pool balls”; when she is not pushing cookies. The...
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Public Square

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November 11, 2019

The Unites States Navy Memorial     “Any man who may be asked . . . what he did to make his life worthwhile, I think can respond with a good deal of pride and satisfaction: ‘I served in the United States Navy.” ~ President John F. Kennedy ~   As we stop to...
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November 11, 2019

Veterans Day   “America’s Veterans have served their country with the belief that democracy and freedom are ideals to be upheld around the world.” ~ John Doolittle ~ Today we remember all who have valiantly served; and we thank them for ensuring our freedom. May God bless and keep our nation always.   “In...
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October 14, 2019

Columbus Day     On October 12, 1492, Christopher Columbus arrived in the Americas; and while many no longer consider that an accomplishment worth celebrating, we still believe the achievement  should be noted and are still against revisionary history. Thus we wish you a Happy Columbus Day! From Wikipedia: “Celebration of Christopher Columbus’s voyage...
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September 29, 2019

Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur “Le shanah tovah tikateiv veteichateim,” Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, begins at sundown on September 29th and ends at nightfall on October 1, in 2019.  The New Year is ushered in according to Leviticus 23, with the sounding of the Shophar, calling Jews to seek God’s forgiveness, reflecting...
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September 23, 2019

Autumn Has Arrived     Over the summer, while standing in line to check out of a national chain store, in California, I noticed they had a display of Halloween candy. It made me a bit sad; I was enjoying the summer and not ready to think of fall; I actually thought of saying...
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July 4, 2019

Happy 4th of July   The Star Spangled Banner By Francis Scott Key “Oh, say can you see by the dawn’s early light What so proudly we hailed at the twilight’s last gleaming? Whose broad stripes and bright stars thru the perilous fight, O’er the ramparts we watched were so gallantly streaming? And the...
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May 27, 2019

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...
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Perfect Post Cards – Picture and a Thousand Words

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May 20, 2019

Perfect Cuban Post Cards     These were not sent to me or anyone else, for that matter; I purchased them new, having fallen a bit in love with both images.  Happy Cuban Independence Day, still hoping for true Independence one day.       The Back of both post cards:  
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