Tag Archives: christmas

The Crazy Evolution of Holidays

On Monday, we will celebrate Memorial Day in the US.  The day we honor our fallen soldiers.  And eat hot dogs and hamburgers. I’m not kidding.  If you’ve read my last post, you know how important Memorial Day is to … Continue reading

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SpongeBarb SquarePants

How do you feel the day after Christmas?  No brainer.  I feel fat. Not to say I don’t always feel fat-ish.  Except for the few blessed with great DNA for the svelte style of the last few decades (remember when … Continue reading

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Today An Angel Was Born

December 23rd is a bittersweet day for me.  For today an Angel was born . My daughter, Megan Barbara McCaffrey, entered this world around 8:30am, on December 23, 1981, kicking and wailing as newborns do.  A beautiful baby who filled … Continue reading

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The Missing Ornament

I have a special Christmas tradition, which most people don’t follow.  And they don’t realize how lucky they are. When we get our Christmas tree, my husband puts it in the stand and places it in the exact spot I … Continue reading

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My Father And The Nuns

In the summer of 1963, while our family was living in Mt. Kisco, NY, my father, Harry Canavan Harvey, retired from the USAF. His last assignment was at Manhattan College, where he was Professor Of Aeronautical Science. While stationed near NYC, he earned … Continue reading

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Holidays, Emotions, Birth and Death

Thanksgiving and Christmas were always my favorite holidays.  If I close my eyes, I can feel the excitement of waking up with my stomach churning in anticipation of the day, can smell the Thanksgiving turkey cooking and can see the … Continue reading

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