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A Memory That Always Brings a Smile

December 25, 2020

In the mid 70’s Louisa and I lived in Northern Virginia with our three wonderful youngsters: Josh, Jonathan, and Mollie. At the time, the boys were ages five and three. As Christmas approached, our neighbors had told us that the “real” Santa greeted children at a local plant nursery, but that we must be prepared …Read More…

Advent reflection – 2020

December 24, 2020

The Advent our grandson was four years old, he was with his family for the weekly Sunday Mass. They were sitting in the balcony and Jack was quietly coloring when the priest said, “Christ has died, Christ has risen, Christ will come again!” At which point Jack stopped with poised crayon, and observed loudly, “WHAT? …Read More…

25 Stories to Christmas

December 23, 2020

As December approached in the year when I was expecting my third child, I decided I wanted to tell the Christmas story to our two children, five-year-old Barbie and six-year-old Carl, in a way they would find meaningful. Wouldn’t it be fun, I thought, to tell it in a series of installments, one each day …Read More…

Wartime Christmases

December 22, 2020

Preparations for Christmas in World War II England generated much excitement in my home. My mother, sister, and I made decorations out of cotton wool, sticky colored paper squares, beads, and greenery. We cut the paper squares into strips to make paper chains that, with my father’s help, we strung diagonally across the living and …Read More…

Off Campus Resident Supplies

December 21, 2020

For everyone’s safety please do not bring supplies if you are not feeling well or have come into contact with anyone who is not During the weeks of Christmas and New Year’s ONLY, off campus resident supply drop off will be: Wednesday 12/23 1-2PM and 2-3PM Wednesday 12/30 1-2PM and 2-3PM We will not be picking …Read More…

A Bedtime Call from Santa

December 20, 2020

My older brother’s birthday is December 3rd. After his birthday we just knew that Christmas was soon to come. My dad was a baker, so he had to go to work at night during the holidays to get orders filled. We were left at home with our mom, who would be busy with laundry and …Read More…

An Impromptu Musical Moment

December 19, 2020

This story is about my daughter, Bonnie Meyer, who happens to be musically inclined. When she was 17 years old, she was singing in the church choir and was called to do a special solo with her guitar. Right before the service started that evening, the minister had requested that she do the first verse …Read More…

A Wooden Christmas Tree

December 18, 2020

In December of 1952, I was in the Army stationed at Clark Air Force Base, which was located on the island of Luzon in the Philippines. All my fellow soldiers in our Quonset hut agreed that we should celebrate Christmas by having our own Christmas tree. We soon realized that what we think of as …Read More…

Remembering Special Christmas Gifts

December 17, 2020

I have such fond memories of special Christmas gifts received over the years . . . When I was about four years old, I received a beautiful sturdily built doll about two feet tall. She was dressed in a lovely pink dress with a ruffled collar, pantaloons, and a hat decked out with a dainty …Read More…