Holiday’s

Halloween Is Almost Here!

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October 16, 2014

  A Happy Halloween House   My house smells like gingerbread, thanks to my gingerbread house!  I am highly susceptible to advertising; thus standing in line, at Trader Joe’s, I saw this gingerbread house, for Halloween, and impulsively bought it. I must say, I am not sorry about the purchase. I do not like...
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Holidays

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September 24, 2014

Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur   “May you be inscribed (in the Book of Life) for a Happy Year.” “Le shanah tovah tikateiv veteichateim,” Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, begins at sundown on September 24 and is celebrated through September 26; while the holiest day of the year, for Jews everywhere, Yom Kippur, the Day...
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Changing Season

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September 22, 2014

Autumn has Arrived I normally cannot wait to decorate for autumn, my favorite time of year; however, the chilly New England nights, and leaves which have already begun to turn, have made me a bit reluctant to let go of summer this year and decorate for fall. But today the wreaths will be changed,...
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Public Square – Happy 4th of July

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July 2, 2014

  Philadelphia   “When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a...
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Nowruz

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March 21, 2014

Nowruz   A Very Happy New Year to all of you celebrating Nowruz, the first day of spring, and the start of a New Year on the Persian calendar.   In your honor, a few of the splendid Persian treasures housed at the Smithsonian, from the Ancient Luxury Collection of Freer and Sackler.  ...
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From the Editor

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December 27, 2013

  I Hope You Had a Merry Christmas Christmas is normally my favorite holiday; and a time of year when I shift into automatic gear.  This year, automatic gear did not work. For the previous ten to twelve years, this time of year meant a trip north, for Thanksgiving, with stops along the way,...
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Merry Christmas to All

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December 25, 2013

Merry Christmas to All   4 So Joseph also went up from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to Bethlehem the town of David, because he belonged to the house and line of David. 5 He went there to register with Mary, who was pledged to be married to him and was expecting a child. 6 While they were...
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Happy Hanukkah!

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November 9, 2013

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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Holiday’s

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October 30, 2013

Wishing You a Safe and Happy Halloween     It has been a long time since I have seen the streets dotted with so many children dressed up like princess, pirate, and yes a few goblins, trick-or-treating! Many of the children thought Kate, who passed quite a lot of candy, thought her presentation was...
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A View from the Road

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July 4, 2013

A View from Betsy Ross’ House   Wishing you a Happy 4th of July!
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