Archive for category Holidays

A Few Thoughts on Christmas and Perfection

Our mail didn’t come yesterday. It was a neighborhood-wide problem. Apparently, sometime between 8pm and 9pm, the mail lady drove the mail truck through the local streets, but she delivered no packages and no mail. Letters awaiting pickup were left in mailboxes. Late last night, everyone expecting a package from Amazon via the post office […]

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Merry Christmas!

“. . . For, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, which is Christ the Lord.” (Luke 2:10-11) Merry Christmas! May the spirit of Christ be with you this day and throughout the […]

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Arlington in Autumn

A friend took these pictures of Arlington National Cemetery early in November. I love the fall colors, and I love Arlington, so when I saw these, I wanted to share them with my blog readers. Thank you to our Veterans. Your service is remembered and appreciated. And to any international friends, happy Armistice Day.

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Happy Memorial Day and some Sworn Enemy Links

Memorial Day I know it’s not Memorial Day yet, but the weekend is about to start, and I expect most people won’t be at their computers on Monday, so I wanted to post this today. Memorial Day has its origins in the American Civil War. For many years, Decoration Day was a time to visit […]

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Remembrance Day

Last weekend a good friend went to Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, for their Remembrance Day activities. She posted these pictures on facebook, and with her permission, I’m reposting them (with her descriptions) below. I know I usually stick with WWII history, but today we’ll go a little further back in time, to the American Civil War. Thank […]

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Happy Veterans’ Day!

I’m having this post at 11 in the morning, French time (at least according to the time zone chart I found online). Why? Because Veteran’s Day used to be Armistice Day, a day to remember the cease-fire on the western front during WWI. The cease-fire took place on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day […]

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LDS Writer Blogfest: Easter Traditions

The other day I was pushing my children in their stroller past the local Catholic school. It was a warm, sunny day, and several dozen groups of students were outside on the grass. I thought it might be a fire alarm at first, but then I noticed the billowing pieces of cloth many of them […]



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