Category: Holiday’s

Holidays

Happy 4th of July   The Star Spangled Banner By Francis Scott Key “Oh, say can you see by the dawn’s early light What so proudly we hailed at the twilight’s last gleaming? Whose broad stripes and bright stars thru the perilous fight, O’er the ramparts we watched were so gallantly streaming? And the rocket’s…

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Memorial Day     “The 30th of May, 1868, is designated for the purpose of strewing with flowers, or otherwise decorating the graves of comrades who died in defense of their country during the late rebellion, and whose bodies now lie in almost every city, village and hamlet churchyard in the land.” ~ General John…

Perfect Post Cards

Perfect Cuban Post Cards These were not sent to me or anyone else, for that matter; I purchased them new, having fallen a bit in love with both images. Happy Cuban Independence Day, still hoping for true Independence one day. The Back of both post cards:

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Happy Mother’s Day (The above photograph was taken at my sister, Joy’s church, Patmos, in Whittier, California. Besides my Mother is me, then my sister Joy, her arms on her daughter’s Beth and Allison, and then Lisa, with her arm around her daughter, Maria. ) “Some are kissing mothers and some are scolding mothers, but…

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Happy Easter “After the Sabbath, at dawn on the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to look at the tomb. 2 There was a violent earthquake, for an angel of the Lord came down from heaven and, going to the tomb, rolled back the stone and sat on it.…

In the Wild!

Ground Hog   We have German immigrants to thank for Ground Hog Day, when the hope that winter will end early rest with whether or not a ground hog sees his shadow. Oddly, one wants a cloud day, when the ground hog does not see his shadow, and we are all spared another six weeks…

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Welcome to Our Village! For its 31st birthday we have added a true train station, a real alpine lodge, and a full fledge Santa’s Village! As I always say, the Village is never the same, but the rules always apply – you need to find a place to live and a place to work! Once…

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Happy Hanukkah! “We light these lights for the miracles and the wonders, for the redemption and the battles that you made for our forefathers, in those days at this season, through your holy priests. During all eight days of Hanukkah these lights are sacred, and we are not permitted to make ordinary use of them…

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Annaka’s Vision Fall Village 2.0     There are many reasons why people create miniature worlds; there is a marvel to the activity that truly thrills the soul. As I have already written about, on these pages, the Christmas Village began during Kate and my first Christmas together, in 1987, in Long Beach, California. I…

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Veterans Day   “In the most solemn, purposeful procession to thread the canyon of Broadway in a generation, 15,000 veterans of the World war yesterday marched, with their auxiliaries, in the 23rd annual Armistice Day parade. Solemn, for the truce that was signed in the Forest of Compiegne 23 years ago was frittered away at…