Merry Christmas to all

  May you have the Spirit of Christmas which is peace. The Gladness of Christmas which is hope. The Heart of Christmas which is love. Remember our men in uniform! Merry Christmas and Peace to all!!!  

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How my father spent Christmas Eve 1941

Dec. 24, 1941 As they were nearing Tarlac, they were hearing explosions close by. There were more explosions it seemed. Looking further out, they could see clouds of black smoke billowing up in the sky, then more explosions. Every so often, they would stop on their trek and waited till the explosion stopped. It just …

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THE LEGEND OF THE CHRISTMAS TREE

I stumbled upon the Legend of the Christmas Tree while going through boxes of old Christmas Cards.  Today, the Christmas tree is the highlight of our Christmas festivities.  Topped with a star, and adorned with lights and ornaments, it is a part of the beauty and meaning of the Christmas season. How did the Christmas tree come to …

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MY LILLIPUT LANE COLLECTION

Some people have Dept. 56 collection. I have a Lilliput Lane Collection. It all started when I saw that little house in a Carroll Reed catalogue years ago. Usually, the catalogue only advertised fine quality clothes but in one of their catalogues, I noticed a Lilliput Lane house. I fell in love with the English …

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Lo, How A Rose E’er Blooming

Lo, how a rose e’er blooming, From tender stem hath sprung! Of Jesse’s lineage coming, As men of old have sung; It came, a flow’ret bright, Amid the cold of winter, When half spent was the night.   Isaiah ‘twas foretold it, The Rose I have in mind, With Mary we behold it, The Virgin …

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The story of The Iron Butterfly begins

Eighty-seven years ago today, on Dec. 22, 1928, the story of The Iron Butterfly begins. Regina Buendia’s husband suffers a stomachache and the next day, two days before Christmas, he dies. The Iron Butterfly is a gripping tale about the intense devotion and ordeal of Regina Buendia, a young mother who suddenly finds herself all …

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THE LEGEND OF THE CHRISTMAS TREE

  Today, the Christmas tree is the highlight of our Christmas festivities.  Topped with a star, and adorned with lights and ornaments, it is a part of the beauty and meaning of the Christmas season. How did the Christmas tree come to play such an important part in the observance of Christmas?  There is a legend that comes …

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