Category: Holidays

Honoring Christmas

Today’s words of wisdom come from the novella Charles Dickens wrote in December 1843. Dickens also published two other Christmas stories, but A Christmas Carol was by far the most popular having never been out of print. It’s… Read More

Goodbye Christmas 2016 – 8 Tips for Packing Decorations Away

Yesterday we celebrated Christmas. Are you removing the Christmas decorations today? Or, do you wait until Epiphany or Twelfth Night? Either way, the tree must be unadorned. The things we carefully placed to put us in the holiday… Read More

The Christmas Scale

This is my all-time, very-favorite Christmas video. I can totally relate to the young narrator and rejoice with him in understanding what his Momma meant. If you have a piano around round your house, give the C scale… Read More

Making Holiday Memories

This picture was snapped many years ago after the gift unwrapping. The grands are sharing their gifts with the others. We never hurried to clear the chaos of twenty family members tearing into their gifts. The room was… Read More

Christmas Trees – the custom and traditions

The tradition of putting up and decorating a Christmas tree began in Germany in the 16th century. Legend has it that Protestant reformer Martin Luther, who was awed by the brilliance of twinkling stars amidst evergreens on a… Read More

Turkey Game

A blog by Chicken Wrangler Sara One of my greatest treasures is the collection of music books from my Aunt Keta. She was a music teacher and she worked for a music publishing company so she had many,… Read More

Happy Thanksgiving

Today we think about all the things we are thankful for. Chicken Wrangler Sara and I are so grateful for our readers. As you gather with your family and friends today, we offer this Irish blessing for you… Read More