Traditions of Christmas: The Christmas Stocking

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There are many legends and miracles attributed to Saint Nicholas but the ones that give him his gift-giving role involves his love of children. He was very shy, and wanted to give money to poor people without them knowing about … Continued

Traditions of Christmas: Holly

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Holly is special because the early church leaders wanted to wipe out pagan myths.  The red berries represent the blood of Christ and the green represents eternal life. It is also believed to bring good luck. In the pagan culture, Holly … Continued

Did my Ancestors Come Over on the Mayflower?

Yesterday, we celebrated Thanksgiving. The Thanksgiving tradition in America originated with the Pilgrims that came over on the Mayflower. There were 102 passengers {plus crew} that came over on the Mayflower.  However, by the end of that first winter over … Continued

History of Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

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  The highlight for many households is the annual Macy’s Day Parade.  So, let’s take a look at the long history behind the parade. The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade is an annual event to watch for many American households. The … Continued

Before the Mayflower: The Fight to Reach A New World

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The Pilgrims decided to relocate to Virginia, but there were still numerous obstacles ahead. Negotiations were touch and go with the Merchant Adventurers, the stock company that back them.  Some investors signed on before eventually backing out.  The plan was … Continued

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