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“Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right.”  Oprah Winfrey

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“I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year.”  Charles Dickens

Merry Christmas to One and All!  

We’re back in the Bay Area for Christmas with our family.  Not much to write today as we are are trying to get organized for Christmas, and suffering from jet lag!  

Wishes for wonderful celebrations with family and friends . . . 

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“Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful.”  Norman Vincent Peale

I did NOT know that Christmas became a National Holiday in the America on June 26, 1870.  After doing a bit of research to confirm this, I’ve discovered that Ulysses S. Grant is responsible for declaring the 25th day of December an National Holiday to celebrate Christmas.  I’m trying to find out when it was declared a National Holiday in Canada . . . but not having much luck there.  I would imagine it was some time after the US instituted it.  

I did find this: “Though Christmas is the only legal national religious holiday in the United States today, it has been less than 100 years since all 50 states recognized Christmas as an official holiday. Alabama was the first state to declare Christmas an official holiday in 1836, 71 years before the last state — Oklahoma — followed suit in 1907.” 

Just interesting tid bits of information to get your Holiday Season started . . . 

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“Canada is a good country to be from. It has a gentler slower pace – it lends perspective.”  Paul Anka

Happy Canada Day!  We don’t really do fireworks here like the American’s do on the 4th of July.  It was quite different for my Grandson – his first Canada Day and his first time being away from his parents over 4th of July.  Luckily, weather co-operated.  It’s been raining off and on for days, but it cleared this evening.  We built a nice campfire by the side of the lake and  spent the evening telling stories and roasting marshmallow’s for S’mores.  I couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate . . . 

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