Category: Holiday

Remember, Remember the 5th of November

  Remember, remember! The Fifth of November, the Gunpowder Treason and plot; I know of no reason why the Gunpowder Treason should ever be forgot!   So the poem starts that commemorates the Gun Powder Plot of 1605 and Guy Fawkes, a member of the Gunpowder Plot, was arrested while guarding explosives the plotters had …

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Happy Fathers’ Day

Advice from a father to his child: If you set your mind to it, you can do anything and be anything you want. Don’t ever let anyone tell you – you can’t. For those still here and those who are not. We, your children, love you.

Happy New Year 2019

Out with the old. In with the new. Have a Happy and Healthy New Year. We bid 2018 farewell with a Parting Glass.

New Year 2019 Celebrations

Celebration of the New Year celebrations from around the world

Let There Be Peace On Earth

Merry Christmas – 2018

Merry Christmas – 2018 “A Hallelujah Christmas” (originally by Leonard Cohen) I’ve heard about this baby boy Who’s come to earth to bring us joy And I just want to sing this song to you It goes like this, the fourth, the fifth The minor fall, the major lift With every breath I’m singing Hallelujah …

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The Ghosts of Christmas Eve

It ain’t Dickens. Narrated by Ossie Davis with the music of the Trans Siberian Orchestra. The Ghosts of Christmas Eve In this room where shadows live And ghosts that failed learn time forgives Welcome, friends, please stay awhile Our story starts with one small child Who spends this night in attics dark Where dreams are …

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Tracking Santa – 2018

On this day in 1955, NORAD begins tracking Santa in what will become an annual Christmas Eve tradition. According to NORAD’s official web page on the NORAD Tracks Santa program, the service began on December 24, 1955. A Sears department store placed an advertisement in a Colorado Springs newspaper. The advertisement told children that they …

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Winter Solstice: Return of the Sun

The shortest day, the longest night, for those of us who reside in the Northern climes Winter Solstice is here. The sun reaches is most Southern destiny and touches for but a moment, the Tropic of Capricorn and immediately reverses her course. That moment will occur toady at 5:23 PM EST. The Winter Solstice, also …

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Translator: Thanksgiving: (Almost) Everything You Know is Wrong

We lost our friend, Translator aka Dr. David Smith, five years ago last January. He suffered from depression and his untimely death left those of us in the blog communities who knew him wondering if we could have done more to help him through his struggles. The holidays are rough on people who suffer from …

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Alice’s Restaurant Thanksgiving

Re-posted from 11/25/2010 This one was really fun to put together with clips from the movie & Arlo performing “Alice” in the same Church 40 years later. center> Transcript is here Happy Thanksgiving

An Anthology of Turkey Day Helpful Hints and Recipes

Republished from November 18, 2012 because it’s that time of year again. Over the last couple of years I’ve shared some of the recipes that I served at the annual Turkey Feast. There have also been diaries about cooking the bird, whether or not to stuff it and suggestions about what to drink that will …

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