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LET US NOW PRAISE CONTINUING TRADITIONS INVOLVING CHOCOLATE

We were not Catholic then but by golly, I experienced Purgatory for at least an hour every week. Continue reading

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When the best presents are memories

There are a few of my childhood Christmases that are memorable to me. Most are lost to time now; I know my parents and particularly, my mother struggled to give us as pleasant a holiday as she could every year … Continue reading

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Summer

From time to time I run across the question, “What is your favorite time of year?” and I automatically reply, “Summer.” It’s not just that summer is a comfortable time for me, as I have a hard time dealing with … Continue reading

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The Hallucination of Days Gone By

If there’s one assumption I dislike, it’s the assumption of many from my Boomer Generation that ours was the best, most wonderful childhood time of all, when we enjoyed so many things that today’s generation does not. You’ve seen the … Continue reading

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Sand for the castle

Christmas is a weird time for me. I knew Christmas had to do with some religious experience people expected me to know but never bothered to explain, and for some reason Santa came into play. In my child world, Santa … Continue reading

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