Friday, December 25, 2009
"Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying, "Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to men on whom his favour rests." Luke 2:9-12; 13-14
Thursday, December 24, 2009
Hopefully, there will be presents under this tree by Christmas morning.
The heavy lifting is just about over. The shopping is done. All that is left is the food preparation.
Christmas Eve is here. Every year it seems to come faster. Time to enjoy the "fruits" of all the hard labor in preparing for tonight.
Christmas Eve dinner in my family is the bigger and most sacred meal of the Christmas holiday.
A "meatless" supper is observed of fish, pierogi and other ethnic foods are prepared. My grandparents hosted this dinner for years and now my parents are the host ( I was "drafted" to help). God help you if you are late to dinner.
Whatever your holiday traditions are, I would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas!
Feel free to warm yourself by the fire.
Monday, December 21, 2009
A good way to unwind is to watch one of the many Christmas movies that have been made over the last twenty to sixty years.
Here is a synopsis of some of the more favorite Christmas movies now showing on cable.
"National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation"
A man from a rural town who reluctantly takes over his father's failing business and contemplates suicide when times get tough. Believes he meets a guardian angel that shows him what life would be like if he was never born. Does he survive?
A young boy who wants a toy gun for Christmas. Also involves a frozen flag pole, a bunny suite, and and a must be "Italian" lamp.
Many versions of this film (My favorite is the George C. Scott version.) A bitter rich old man that hallucinates on Christmas Eve that he sees the ghost of his dead business partner and three spirits. What "spirits" was he drinking?"
Bing Crosby sings about dreaming of a white Christmas. Danny Kaye tap dances.
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Sunday, December 13, 2009
Monday, December 7, 2009
Below is a slide show of pictures ,of the aftermath, of the attack with President Franklin D. Roosevelt's speech to Congress, in the background, asking for a Declaration of War against Japan.