Tag: Christmas

The Spirit of the Season: Revisiting the Christmas Day Truce of WW1

The Spirit of the Season: Revisiting the Christmas Day Truce of WW1

Wishing you all the blessings of the season, and that we can go into 2020 heartfirst with peace and kindness.

Baklava, Baby!

Baklava, Baby!

Just raving about an annual homemade gift, the BEST baklava ever.

Empty Stockings Full of Love

Empty Stockings Full of Love

Each year, memories fly out of these treasures like dust motes in the light and gently come to rest on me.

Mr. Sandman, Ready for Christmas

Mr. Sandman, Ready for Christmas

A “dressed up for Christmas” photo of a Sandman from Pass Christian, Mississippi.

Christmas Wishes from E. B. White – The New Yorker Radio Hour – WNYC

This heartfelt, ironic, wry and ultimately sweet poem is worth 3 minutes of your time.  Click on the link below to hear it read aloud. Merry Christmas. E. B. White sends Christmas greetings to uncertified accountants, old men asleep in libraries, and people who think […]

Dad is gone…and still our hearts are full

Dad is gone…and still our hearts are full

A little Christmas poem from Glover Gardens about sorrow, joy and the Christmas miracle.

Fondue Stories for You!

An article by Peggy Trowbridge Filippone posted on The Spruce From the Swiss Alps to American suburbs, fondue proves it’s always hip to dip Fondue headlined suburban American theme parties in the 1960s, then pretty quickly fell out of favor, as fads so often do. […]

Haiku: Ode to My Christmas Tree

Haiku: Ode to My Christmas Tree

Decorating a Christmas tree and talking about the ornaments is a family’s oral history. This haiku celebrates the tree.

Even the Chandelier is Decorated

Even the Chandelier is Decorated

Gorgeous silver and white dining room decorated for Christmas – even the chandelier!

Glasgow in December (2)

Glasgow in December (2)

A December business trip to Glasgow provided a brief opportunity to soak up its food, shopping and culture. It did not disappoint!

Spatchcocked Turkey.  Say What?

Spatchcocked Turkey. Say What?

Spatchcocked turkey is everything you want in a turkey: moist on the inside, with crispy, savory, mahogany skin on the outside.

Glasgow in December

Glasgow in December

On the way to Glasgow – what does Christmas look like there compared to Glover Gardens?

Setting a Beautiful Table – Whimsical Christmas

Setting a Beautiful Table – Whimsical Christmas

I used to live in a 1920s pier-and-beam wood cottage. It was really fun to dress the old girl up for the holidays. Some of the table-setting tips and tricks I’ve learned over the years are illustrated in the photos from a special holiday dinner when my folks met my inlaws-to-be for the first time.


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