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Related to Jane Austen?

JANE AUSTEN Known to many by her writings, endeared to her family by the varied charms of her characters and ennobled by her Christian faith and piety was born at Steventon in the County of Hants. December 16 1775 and … Continue reading

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Living History at Christmas

It has become an annual tradition at the West Springfield Covenant Community Church, MA, where my Uncle Al LaValley is pastor, to treat the community to a living nativity. And for many of my family members who participate, they are … Continue reading

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A Christmas in the Northland (Sweden)

From the tome, Sweden and the Swedes By William Widgery Thomas 1891 (pages 197-210) CHAPTER XV. CHRISTMAS IN THE NORTHLAND. LL Sweden gives itself up to the enjoyment of Yule, tide. First comes Christmas eve, next Christmas itself, then second-day … Continue reading

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