Tag Archive: Christmas

Dec 19

Chirstmas Memories–Toys

What was under the Christmas tree for a good little girl back in the 1950s? I believe I can answer that. I still have some of my old toys that I received as Christmas presents over 55 years ago. Yesterday I gathered them together and arranged them around the Christmas trees in our basement. The …

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Dec 12

Christmas Memories–The Sunday School Christmas Program

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

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Dec 05

Christmas Memories–A Favorite Song

A couple days ago I attended my first Christmas party of this Christmas Season, hosted by the women’s group at St. John Lutheran Church, Hopewell. After a delicious meal we had the pleasure of hearing Ryan Hirschy sing Christmas carols and songs while Brad Byerly accompanied him on the piano. Their music put everyone in …

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Dec 20

Chattanooga, Christmas 1933

Heffner & Heffner Grocery, Andrews Garage, Lehman’s Home Restaurant, Egger’s Grocery, Dr. Metcalf, Johnson’s Garage, Smith & Sons Hardware, Wendel’s Motor Sales, Schroeder’s Barber Shop, Vining Stock Yard,. Do any of these businesses sound familiar? They were business establishments in Chattanooga, Ohio, back in 1933. They all had advertisements and Christmas greetings in the 1933 …

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Dec 13

What Chatt Folks Expect of Santa Claus, 1933

The folks of Chattanooga, Ohio, have always been a close-knit community with a knack for making the best of the times. Even during the Great Depression. They worked hard in the little village but they also knew how to have a good time. And they enjoyed kidding around with each other. Some of this good-natured …

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