Category: Holiday’s

Public Square

African American History Monument   The South Carolina State House grounds are most definitely worth a stop; they have an impressive display of monuments honoring various individuals and commemorating events which matter, like African-American History. A good place to remember Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday.     From South Carolina Just Right:“The first of its…

Holiday’s

Merry Christmas! Kate sitting on Santa’s lap, 1972 Kate’s Letter to Santa: We wish you all a very Merry Christmas! May God bless you and yours always! “In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should be taken of the entire Roman world. 2 (This was the first census that took place…

Ephemera

Place Cards“Jilly”     I did not grow up with place cards. I think, as my sister, Joy, has said about me, my proclivity toward them may be due to me using old movies, as my guide to how life should be. Nevertheless, when serving a sit down dinner, of a more formal nature, place…

Holiday’s

Annaka at Work on her VisionFall Village 2.0 Once again, Annaka has put her unique stamp on the Fall Village; this year, Kate captured Annaka at work. Kate is mostly in the basement with the boys playing “catch the leopard” and “dodge the pool balls”; when she is not pushing cookies. The video is long,…

Holiday’s

Veterans Day “America’s Veterans have served their country with the belief that democracy and freedom are ideals to be upheld around the world.” ~ John Doolittle ~ Today we remember all who have valiantly served; and we thank them for ensuring our freedom.May God bless and keep our nation always. “In valor there is hope.”~…

Public Square

The Unites States Navy Memorial “Any man who may be asked . . . what he did to make his life worthwhile, I think can respond with a good deal of pride and satisfaction: ‘I served in the United States Navy.”~ President John F. Kennedy ~ As we stop to honor and remember our Veteran’s…

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Columbus Day   On October 12, 1492, Christopher Columbus arrived in the Americas; and while many no longer consider that an accomplishment worth celebrating, we still believe the achievement is should be noted and are still against revisionary history. Thus we wish you a Happy Columbus Day! From Wikipedia: “Celebration of Christopher Columbus’s voyage in…

Holiday’s

Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur “Le shanah tovah tikateiv veteichateim,” Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, begins at sundown on September 29th and ends at nightfall on October 1, in 2019. The New Year is ushered in according to Leviticus 23, with the sounding of the Shophar, calling Jews to seek God’s forgiveness, reflecting on…

Holiday’s

Autumn Has Arrived Over the summer, while standing in line to check out of a national chain store, in California, I noticed they had a display of Halloween candy. It made me a bit sad; I was enjoying the summer and not ready to think of fall; I actually thought of saying something to the…