Category: Holidays

Advent–The Christmas Program

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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Plate Charger

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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Memorial Day 2012

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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Happy Valentine’s Day!

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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The 6th Day of Christmas

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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