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The Christmas Cobwebs by Carolyn Sherwin Bailey

The Christmas Cobwebs A German Legend By Carolyn Sherwin Bailey WAY across our big ocean is the Christmas land, Germany. There one can see the wonderful old toymakers at work all the year round, making Christmas dolls and wooden animals… Continue Reading →

Grave blankets

Requiescat in Pace BY K.D.S. Written For The Troy Times. These lines were suggested by the myrtle covered graves, protected with boughs of evergreen from the cold of winter, To-day as I wandered through Oakwood, Where we lay our loved… Continue Reading →

“A Visit from St. Nicholas”

‘Twas the Day Before Christmas—remember Garden!—* publishing Moore’s poem some Burghers took part in. * (“The Garden” had long been a nickname for Lansingburgh) Rev. David Butler (1762-1842) of the Trinity Episcopal Church of Lansingburgh had a daughter Harriet Butler… Continue Reading →

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