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We’re a parade

“Friends: we’re a parade – even by ourselves!” – Mary Anne Radmacher Pictured above are three people whose presence in my life is a tremendous blessing. Without going into the details, let’s just say that without friends and loved ones, life is unbearable. But with them, it can be a celebration, even in the midst …

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Firesides on winter evenings

“The smell of that buttered toast simply talked to Toad, and with no uncertain voice; talked of warm kitchens, of breakfasts on bright frosty mornings, of cozy parlor firesides on winter evenings, when one’s ramble was over and slippered feet were propped on the fender; of the purring of contented cats, and the twitter of …

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Joy shall be yours

“Villagers all, this frosty tide,     Let your doors swing open wide,      Though wind may follow, and snow beside,     Yet draw us in by your fire to bide;               Joy shall be yours in the morning!” — Kenneth Grahame,   from The Wind in the Willows Christmas Eve has long been my favorite day …

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