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Happy Holidays

Christmas morning–gifts are wrapped, fire laid, music lined up, food ready, almost . . . .When Sophie & her cousins unwrap the pile of presents under our Christmas tree, I’ll relate Elizabeth’s remembrance when she was 8-years-old (Sophie’s age) and … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving and long weekends

Last week, Monica Hesse, a reporter for “The Washington Post,” interviewed me about the origins of Thanksgiving, in particular–why Thursday.  She was great fun to talk with and her article, “Thanksgiving and the history of America’s long weekend”  is a … Continue reading

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