Monthly Archives: December 2012

A Favorite Christmas Reflection

So that I may enjoy the holidays with family and friends, I’m reposting one of my favorite seasonal reflections from early in my blogging career.  Hope you are enjoying the holidays as well. This one is from December, 2010: https://comingeast.com/2010/12/27/a-years-end-reflection/

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Home for Christmas

Listening to Bing Crosby’s rendition of “I’ll Be Home for Christmas” makes me think of the many Christmas trips we made just to be able to spend the holiday with parents or grandparents. When we first married, my husband and … Continue reading

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Yes, Some of Us Survived Without Hi-Tech Toys

Since hi-tech gadgets have become commonplace and affordable, children expect to see the newest ones under the Christmas tree. Parents can’t keep up with the pace of technology. Your child’s old iPod doesn’t have the capability of playing some of … Continue reading

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Christmas Present Memories

This comic that I saw in yesterday’s Virginian Pilot newspaper triggered memories of Christmas presents I’ve gotten as well as given. When I was a youngster, I don’t remember having long lists of items I wanted to show up under … Continue reading

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The Whisper of Life

A few months ago when my husband and I were on a trip to the Philadelphia area, we ate breakfast at a restaurant called Ruby’s Diner. It was a retro eatery designed to make its patrons feel as if they … Continue reading

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An Unexpected Christmas Present

Though I retired from education as the academic dean of a large urban middle school, I never enjoyed that job half as much as being a classroom teacher. As the dean, I worked mostly with teachers, monitoring what and how … Continue reading

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What’s In a Name?

She called him Daddy for as long as I knew her. My grandfather’s name was William, and people called him Bill, but to my grandmother, he was forever “Daddy.” Long after my mother and her brother grew up and had … Continue reading

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