>On new year’s eve day we sent to a park just to get out of the house and enjoy the nice weather – though it was a bit cold.
On new year’s day we went for a bike ride to start the year off right. it was very cold, but we had a great ride. We also surprised ourselves by getting home at deepening dusk.
“Looking Over the Christmas Cards” by Douglass Crockwell
U.S. Brewers Foundation, 1953
I love these vintage Christmas cards. Why does that woman in the foreground think that card is so funny? Well, at least she’s happy.
What we have here is a classic American Christmas scene: Nothing religious, nothing Christian, nothing that might offend, just pleasant times with beautiful people enjoying alcohol and a crackling fire. We know baby Jesus is somewhere in the recesses of their memory, but it doesn’t really mean that much to those who have finally overcome the need for Jesus. Right?
>Over the Thanksgiving holiday we were in Portland and went the the Zoo Lights which is, of course, as the zoo.
This video was captured with a Flip HD camera and edited in Windows Movie Maker.
Filed under family, holidays
>A poem for the season and other great things:
Filed under holidays, poetry
Halloween party in Blarney, Ireland, in 1832 by Daniel Maclise.