Holiday’s

The Nativity

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December 17, 2012

Follow A New to me Nativity   Last year, we drove from New England to Ohio, for Thanksgiving.  Along the way, we made a detour, in upstate New York, to visit the Moosewood Restaurant, whose mushroom pâté, I use to make for Lia.   While we did not find the pâté we...
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Christmas Village!

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December 12, 2012

Follow Village 1987 During my spring cleaning, I found this photograph, of the original Christmas Village.  You may remember that a couple of years ago, I posted a pictorial of what is undoubtedly my favorite part of the holiday season.  This year, the Village has many new features, which I plan...
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Happy Hanukkah!

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December 2, 2012

Follow 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...
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Public Square

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January 22, 2012

Follow   Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Washington D. C. “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” “Out of a mountain of despair, a stone of hope.” We were very excited to see the latest edition to the National Mall, which was dedicated in...
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Public Square

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January 1, 2011

Follow       Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” ~ Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. ~ On January 15, 1929, Martin Luther King Jr. was born at 501 Auburn Avenue, in Atlanta, Georgia, just as his brother before...
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The Gingerbread House

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December 12, 2010

Follow Gingerbread House Today, I made my first gingerbread house!   As Florida is Trader Joe’s deprived, I always make it a point, to stop at Trader Joe’s, when we trek around the country; on our most recent trip, among my other purchases, was a gingerbread house kit, from Germany.  I have...
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Christmas Village!

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December 6, 2010

Follow The Christmas Village! In 1987, Kate and I celebrated our first Christmas together.  We had very little to start our life with, and I remember taking the bus all over Long Beach, California, stopping at every second hand store I could find, to purchase Christmas decorations for our tree.  I...
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Happy Hanukkah!

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December 2, 2010

Follow Happy Hanukkah!   This year Hanukkah beings at sunset, on the twenty-fifth of Kislev of the Jewish lunar calendar, or December first, and ends at sunset on the ninth. We would like to take this moment, to wish joy and hope to all those marking the Festival of Lights, which...
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November 4, 2010

Follow Veterans Day and the American Battle Monuments Commission “Greater love has no one than this, that one lay down his life for his friends.” John 15:13 On the eleventh hour, of the eleventh day, of the eleventh month, of 1918, the Allies and Germany agreed to put down their weapons,...
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A View from the Road

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May 31, 2010

Follow   The USS Missouri As we recall the sacrifice of so many, on Memorial day, I offer you a view of the Might Mo – the USS Missouri, retired from active service; but now permanently docked in Hawaii, near the USS Arizona.  It was on the USS Missouri that the Japanese surrendered, finally putting...
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