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Crossed in Love Ch 9

In Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen leaves us to wonder what happened in Hertfordshire over Christmastide whilst the militia was stationed in Meryton. Take a behind-the-scenes peek with me at what might have happened. Chapter 9 December 31, 1811  New Year’s Eve, Papa wasted no time in arranging for his very specific wishes to be …

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New Year’s Celebrations with Old Fashioned Style

New Year's Celebrations 2017

What New Year’s celebrations do you and your family have to get the new year started off right? My husband didn’t grow up with much of a New Year’s tradition in his family, so I’ve always felt like we’ve floundered a bit on this holiday. But now, with our first grandchild, I feel like we …

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Crossed in Love Ch 8

In Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen leaves us to wonder what happened in Hertfordshire over Christmastide whilst the militia was stationed in Meryton. Take a behind-the-scenes peek with me at what might have happened. Chapter 8 December  30, 1811  The Gardiner’s departed with Jane early the following morning. The departure of so much good sense …

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The Origins of Boxing Day

Some suggest that the origins of Boxing Day can be found during the Victorian Era, but it appears to have begun much earlier.. “Good King Wenceslas Looked Out On The Feast Of Stephen” The traditional Christmas carol “Good King Wenceslas” points us to a 10th century start to the Boxing Day tradition. Wenceslas, a 10th …

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A Little Christmas History 2017 edition

Merry Christmas and Many Blessings to you and yours!    I hope you are enjoying a wonderful time with those you love this holiday season. Grab a cup of cocoa, put your feet up and enjoy a little bit of the season’s history.       *~*~*~*~*~* Christmas History*~*~*~*~*~*   How Christmas works: History of Christmas  History …

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