Category Archive: Holidays

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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Dec 30

The 6th Day of Christmas

Candle Nativity, Zion Lutheran, Chattanooga, Christmas Eve 2011.

Even though all the Christmas services are over and most families have had their Christmas gatherings, it is still the Christmas Season. These are The Twelve Days of Christmas, the time from Christmas Day until the beginning of Epiphany. It is from 25 December through 5 January. Epiphany Day is 6 January. Today is the …

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Dec 23

Christmas Memories–Music

Zion Lutheran, Chattanooga, Christmas 2011

Christmas is the season for beautiful music and music is a big part of my life. I play both the piano and organ and I have been the organist at Zion Lutheran, Chattanooga, for nearly 46 years now. We have a beautiful church with very good acoustics. The Christmas Eve service is particularly beautiful at …

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