Monthly Archives: December 2011

Snow Came and Went

The first snow of this winter has come and gone. It was a bit of a surprise to wake up Tuesday morning to an inch of snow on the ground. Of course, by afternoon it was gone. I’m not really … Continue reading

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Finding A Church

I like to attend church service on Christmas Eve. My own church doesn’t have a service then so I use the occasion to visit other churches. For a number of years, I attended the 9 p.m. service at Central Presbyterian. … Continue reading

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Making Christmas Memories

In my family, there’s been a long-standing tradition of baking Christmas cookies. Mom routinely would bake 10 or 12 different kinds of cookies. Sometimes she made double batches of particular recipes. All these cookies would be stored in Tupperware until … Continue reading

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A Christmas Miracle

About two weeks ago the pastor at my church told us of one of the men in the congregation who had been to see him. He had had to take the bus to get to the church because his car, … Continue reading

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Don’t Dream of a White Christmas

This is not the year to dream of a white Christmas in my area. You can dream of a soggy Christmas. It rained all day and night Monday and it’s raining still. Given that we had a drought this summer, … Continue reading

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Busy Holiday Weekend

I know that next weekend will be a busy one for most people. It probably will be to some extent for me as well. But this weekend is also a busy holiday weekend in my life. Today was the Knitters’ … Continue reading

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A Knitting Anniversary

Fifty years ago I was working as a secretary in one of the major department stores in St. Louis. It was near Christmas so on my lunch hour, I visited the toy department. After all, I wasn’t that far beyond … Continue reading

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Christmas Checklist

. Make list for Christmas cards – done . Write annual letter – done¬† . Get copies made of letter – done .¬† Address Christmas cards – done . Buy stamps . Mail cards . Put up felt tree for … Continue reading

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Changes At The Post Office

I’m sure we’re all aware that proposed changes for the Post Office have been in the news. What we’re probably not aware of is how those changes will impact us individually … other than the proposal to stop Saturday deliveries. … Continue reading

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How Much Is Enough?

Even the most casual of sports fans knows that the St. Louis Cardinals won the World Series this year. If that sports fan isn’t from this immediate area, he might not be aware that the first baseman, in my opinion, … Continue reading

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