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Best Days

It’s seventy degrees outside while at Walmart the Christmas music plays for those standing in line at the lay away counter looking in their checkbook mentally figuring out if they have enough to pay for the children’s gifts and next … Continue reading

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Adeste Fidelis – 1751

Adeste fideles, laeti triumphantes: Venite, venite in Bethlehem: Natum videte Regem angelorum. Venite adoremus, venite adoremus, venite adoremus Dominum. Cantet nunc io, Chorus angelorum Cantet nunc aula caelestium Gloria, gloria, in excelsis Deo Venite adoremus , venite adoremus Venite adoremus … Continue reading

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Personent Hodie – 14th Century

.  Personent hodie voces puerulae, laudantes iucunde qui nobis est natus, summo Deo datus, et de virgineo ventre procreatus. . In mundo nascitur. pannis involvitur praesepi ponitur stabulo brutorum, rector supernorum. perdidit spolia princeps infernorum. . Magi tres venerunt. parvulum … Continue reading

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Christmas Revels and Simple Gifts

  Ghosts of Christmas past Yes I’m guilty. This will be my 73nd Christmas and yes, I am  one of those who gets all warm and fuzzy around Christmas time. People measure their lives in different ways.  Birthdays are the most obvious of course but some … Continue reading

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Duty Called

Soldier sitting by the door riding the bus in ’64 just two and twenty he was then going away ’till god knows when riding a bus through Massachusetts as the snow began to fall the bus pulled in to a … Continue reading

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Our Christmas Tragedy – 1975

  I can still feel the moment. Christmas Eve 1975. The day our carefree life ended and a decade of heartache began. We married in 1963 and our 12th anniversary was coming up in 4 days. We had no children the first … Continue reading

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Our Fabulous Christmas Wedding!

An annual December repost Her high school graduation photo ….so I had just turned 21 and in basic training at Ft. Dix N. J. and she was 18, fresh out of high school the previous June  (I took her to her Prom) … Continue reading

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