Month: December 2008

Christmas Past, Christmas Present

Family traditions! What makes a tradition the desire to repeat it over and over. When the children were small Papa and I loved candles. We often had lit candles all over the house. On tables and in wall sconces. On Christmas eve after feasting on lasagna we would gather in the living room with tapered […]


One of my favorite Thanksgivings was one of the years we were living in Erlangen in the neighborhood of Vossberg. This one Turkey-day we had most of the soldiers under Papa for dinner. But they came a day or two ahead of time to help cook when they were off duty. Some had lots of […]