Category Archive: Holidays

Dec 14

Advent–The Christmas Trees

For centuries, at Christmas time, one of the main objects in homes has been the Christmas tree. As I look through family photos I see that our family is no exception to this tradition. Christmas trees are bright and pretty and photos often focused on them. Here are some pictures of family trees in various …

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Dec 07

Advent–The Christmas Program

Three Wise Men, Christmas program, c2008.

The children’s Christmas program is an annual event at our church. It is a time of pride for parents and grandparents as they get to see their little ones dressed in special Christmas clothes, nervously saying their “pieces” and singing in front of the congregation. When I was a child our Christmas pageants were usually …

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Nov 30

Plate Charger

Thanksgiving 2012 with chargers

Charger is a word used for many things. A charger can be: A San Diego football player A Dodge car A battery charger The fictional Transformer named Charger A Prototype light attack and observation aircraft (Convair Charger) An Australian rugby team (Gold Coast Chargers) A medieval war horse A  British term for a clip used …

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May 25

Memorial Day 2012

Memorial Day Service at Willshire Cemetery, 2000.

Memorial Day will be celebrated this coming Monday, May 28th. This federal holiday, originally designated Decoration Day, dates back to time of the Civil War. It began as a way to remember and honor both Union and Confederate soldiers who were killed during the Civil War. After WWI Memorial Day was extended to honor Americans …

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Feb 14

Happy Valentine’s Day!

To Florence, From Lois (1936)

Valentine’s Day—the holiday that encourages us to express our affections to those we love. Today there will be many cards sent and received, flowers and chocolates given and romantic dinners shared. Exchanging valentine cards in school has been a tradition for many years. My mom still has many of the valentine cards that she received …

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