Holiday’s

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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The Nativity

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December 17, 2012

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 did find a wonderful...
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Christmas Village!

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December 12, 2012

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 to share with you;...
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Happy Hanukkah!

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December 2, 2012

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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Public Square

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January 22, 2012

  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 October of 2011.  The...
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Public Square

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January 1, 2011

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

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 often purchased gingerbread kits...
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Christmas Village!

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December 6, 2010

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 did buy new, sixm...
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Happy Hanukkah!

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December 2, 2010

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 observes the rededication of...
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November 4, 2010

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, bringing an end to...
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