Christmas is a magical holy time of year. A time we remember the story of Christmas Christ’s birth and the beginning of Christianity. A time for children to dream and believe, to snuggle in bed pretending to be asleep; the beauty of innocence. I wonder if we remember why we are celebrating this Holy day. For me Christmas is about the love God has for us, time spent with family and friends; not who gets the most presents or who has the most money. We have lost our innocence but not our beliefs.Continue reading
Thanksgiving, a day to spend with family and friends. A day for stuffing a turkey and your stomach. Perhaps watch some football if so inclined.
President Abraham Lincoln declared Thanksgiving a National Holiday in 1863, in the midst of the Civil War thanks to Mrs. Sarah Josepha Hale. Mrs. Hale, enamored with the story of the Pilgrims, made it her mission for Thanksgiving to be a national holiday. She published a trendsetting influential magazine, Godey’s Lady’s Book. While petitioning the President she was publishing recipes for turkey, potatoes (still exotic to that time), and pumpkin pie. Her influence gave us today’s Thanksgiving menu.Continue reading