Category: Holiday’s

Holiday’s

Columbus Day It is my understanding that this statue of Christopher Columbus, in Columbus, Ohio,  has been removed; I am so glad I took the time to photograph it, when I did.  The monument has fallen prey, like so many cultural elements in our history, to a mob rule, which seeks to rewrite the past,…

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  Happy Fall!     Putting up this year’s autumn village was a bit bitter sweet.  My great-niece, who so loves to make “adjustments” to the village, has moved away, and most likely will not have an opportunity to see this year’s offering. But today fall has begun; the trees are most definitely beginning to…

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Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur “Le shanah tovah tikateiv veteichateim” Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, begins at sundown on September 18th and ends at nightfall on September 20th, 2020.  The New Year is ushered in according to Leviticus 23, with the sounding of the Shofar, calling Jews to seek God’s forgiveness, reflecting on Him…

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Happy 4th of July Normally, this is a post which I quite enjoy writing, and whether I mark the occasion in “Art” or “Public Square”, or here in “Holiday’s”, it is just a joyful and uncomplicated wish for a Happy 4th of July to you! But this year everything is different.  I could never have…

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Father’s Day (My Father, Mother, holding my sister Caroline, Joy and me) Regardless of pandemics, financial crises, or social unrest, we do not want to forget to honor our fathers; you still have time to buy a card! I lost my father more than thirty years ago, but it does not mean that I do…

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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 A. Logan ~Proclaimed…

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Key West Memorial to José Martí José Martí, el Apóstol, the apostle, is considered to be the father of a free Cuba; something not yet achieved, in my humble opinion. Today, May 20, is one of the days celebrated as the Cuban Independence Day, and thus I offer you a look at this memorial, in…

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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…

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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…