Category Archives: Christmas Memories

Voices of Duquesne – Christmas 2017

Hi James, I am in need of a recipe for Christmas Eve mushroom soup that uses fresh mushrooms and NO sauerkraut. That was my mothers recipe from a long time ago. My mother was born in Slovakia and must have gotten that recipe … Continue reading

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My Christmas Memory Quilt

A few nights ago, I sat and watched the perennial Christmas TV Special, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. Not an unusual thing for one to do, except if you consider that I’m 64 years old, and I was alone! However, I … Continue reading

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Once Upon A Time

Even though Christmas Day and New Year’s Day, 2015, are behind us now, I decided to check the Duquesne Times from 100 years ago. I wanted to gain some insight into how the holidays were celebrated and reported in 1915. … Continue reading

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Only In My Dreams!

This year, Christmas, more than any other recent Christmas, has been very bittersweet for me. Although it truly has been a blessed year with the birth of my newest grandson, Mason, this Christmas seems to be a struggle for me. … Continue reading

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2013 In Review

First of all – – – – – BEST WISHES FOR A HAPPY NEW YEAR TO EVERYONE WHO HAS ENJOYED READING THIS BLOG AS MUCH AS I HAVE HAD WRITING IT! The WordPress.com Stats Helper Monkeys prepared a 2013 annual … Continue reading

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FInal Christmas Thoughts and Wishes

Amid the craziness that surrounds the holidays, I’ve decided to publish another post for your enjoyment. I determined that it was a better option to write a post than it was to wrap gifts, help with baking, or going out … Continue reading

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Remembering The Sights, Sounds and Smells of the Christmas of My Youth

There are so many memories that come rushing back to me at this time of year. Each one of my senses trigger a recollection of Christmastime. I consider these a few of MY favorite things: * The aroma that emanates … Continue reading

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When Christmas Meant Traditions and Family

My mother was Croatian, my father was Slovak. As a result, I was immersed in two different Eastern European cultures, each with their own set of traditions. It seems that these traditions came to the forefront during the holiday season. … Continue reading

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A Christmas Gift and Wish

It’s Christmas Eve and I am just relaxing and thinking of my family and friends. Unfortunately, Judy is suffering from a very bad case of acute bronchitis and is having a very tough time between the coughing, the wheezing and … Continue reading

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Just One More Time Santa

Dear Santa, I realize it is only just a few days before Christmas, but I know it is never too late to let you know what I’m wishing for this Christmas. As silly as it sounds, this year my Christmas … Continue reading

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