Monthly Archives: December 2014

Nativity Sets Through the Years

Four crèche sets that are part of our Christmas tradition: This was purchased December 1969 when I had my first full-time job and was on a very tight budget. This was purchased in 1970, our first Christmas of married life. … Continue reading

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Christmas Films

Of all the assorted Christmas films and TV specials, my favorite is Frosty, the Snowman.  The reason for that is simple– Frosty was the first Christmas special I watched with our daughter Naomi. She was about two and a half … Continue reading

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Santa Claus Revelation

“Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus, ” Francis Pharcellus Church, (From the famous editorial “Is There a Santa Claus?” which appeared in The Sun, September 21, 1897) My own reaction upon learning the reality of Santa Claus was not … Continue reading

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Christmas Recipe for Plain Suet Pudding

A seasonal tradition handed down by my mother-in-law Frances Hanson Lohr:  The little personalized notes were an inclusion when she gave us the recipe. (My husband Jim has made this several times.  He says it is not quite the “plum … Continue reading

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Christmas Tree Lights and Martha Harsh

Ah, memories of trimming a Christmas tree (after it was displayed nearly straight and the best side showing to the room, of course!)– putting the Christmas lights on the tree. My sister and I frequently helped our aunt Martha Harsh … Continue reading

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Sounds of the Season

Christmas music is in the air!  And has been for sometime!  Who waits anymore until after Thanksgiving for Christmas carols? Thanks to the nuns who taught me in at St. Stephen’s Grade School in Bridgewater, South Dakota, I learned not … Continue reading

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Christmas Cards, Letters, and Newsletters

Yes, my husband Jim, and I do send Christmas cards. Yes, we do receive a fair number of cards. Yes, we love receiving them.  It’s a great time of the year to connect with friends and extended family.  (And a … Continue reading

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