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Christmas Traditions

A World Apart


I heard the bells on Christmas Day, their old, familiar carols play.
And wild and sweet the words repeat of Peace on Earth, Goodwill to men!”Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

We all have traditions that we follow blithely and sometimes blindly, each Christmas.

In our family growing up we always opened gifts on Christmas Eve.I have no idea why or when the tradition started, I only know that it was so.

Christmas Day always started with a visit to church by the three girls, followed by a visit with Father to his family.I don’t remember there being much in the way of exchanging gifts.We grew up during. and after World War 2, so there was little to be had in the way of presents. I think we each got an orange or maybe a mandarin, both of which were only available at Christmas having been imported from warmer climes.

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