Category Archives: Wintertime

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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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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Thanksgiving Snow and Family Gatherings Revisited

The Old-Fashioned Thanksgiving It may be I am getting old and like too much to dwell, Upon the days of bygone years, the days I loved so well. But thinking of them now I wish, somehow that I could know, … 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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