Monthly Archives: December 2010

Christmas Edition: White Christmas Part II

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Christmas Edition: Christmases Past

Christmas Day 1776 The waning months of 1776 were not pretty ones for the Continental Army. Things began to go seriously downhill in November. Fort Washington, situated on a bluff high above the Hudson River on the northwestern end of … Continue reading

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Christmas Edition: White Christmas

For the entire week leading up to Christmas, all we heard about was the rare promise of  a White Christmas. The last time this happened around here was in 1947. The impending snow storm was all the weather forecasters could … Continue reading

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Christmas Edition: Christmas Eve

We have arrived at the eleventh hour. It’s Christmas Eve. It’s beyond do or die time. This is my favorite day of the year, because at some point you have to admit the rush is over. Christmas is coming whether … Continue reading

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Christmas Edition: Recipes From the Archives

When we think of Christmas food and drink, we are really thinking of 2 things: booze and fruitcake, maybe booze with fruitcake, or booze with the intention of avoiding fruitcake. Today we offer the most efficient way to get both. … Continue reading

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Christmas Edition: There are Christmas Trees and there are Christmas Trees

As we have all seen by the previous post, Muse Marsha’s family had the latest, greatest in Christmas décor-the aluminum tree with the fancy color wheel. She was one of the lucky ones. I remember seeing such things in store … Continue reading

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Christmas Edition: O! Christmas Tree, O! Christmas Tree

O! Christmas Tree, O! Christmas Tree from the pen of Marsha L. Burris When the best years of your childhood fall during the Sputnik phenomenon, you will be affected. A guy named Sergei, employed by the Soviet space program, developed … Continue reading

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