Category Archives: Christmas

Mall Shopping on a Saturday before Christmas

“You’re not going shopping tomorrow, are you?” My hairdresser swung the scissors away from my head and gave an open-mouthed look of incomprehension to our reflections in the mirror. “Not the best plan,” I admitted. Sure enough, when I left … Continue reading

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Confederate Flags in the Stained Glass and a Rock from the Moon

Family time in and around Washington, DC. My youngest daughter and her husband live just outside Washington, DC. This year they volunteered to host the whole family for the Christmas/New Years holidays–four of us as house guests, two more in … Continue reading

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Epic Christmas Gift Fails

I’m not talking about the Christmas gift that gets quietly taken back to exchange for the right size or color, or even the one that gets exchanged for something altogether different. Nor am I talking about the one that gets … Continue reading

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Dickens’ A Christmas Carol: Enjoying Dinner-Theater in Indiana

At least, I assume we’ll all enjoy it—the music, the dinner, and a close-up view of an old favorite tale. What could be better?! I do hope, however, that the ghosts that haunted Ebenezer Scrooge won’t be too scary for … Continue reading

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A Christmas Card with a Surprise inside

 One of the first Christmas cards I received this year was from Mary, my roommate from college. Mary and I met going into our junior year at Seattle University. We’d both signed up to be Junior Advisors at Marycrest Hall, … Continue reading

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