15 June 2008

December 20, 18, 14 and 12, 2007

Entry for December 20, 2007

Here is my latest finished object. I decided to make a stocking to put my MIL's Christms present in. It took one evening in front of the television to make. I used some odds and ends of yarn. here's the pattern if anyone is interest.

Entry for December 18, 2007

I call this afghan I finally finished "Labor of Love." I worked a little bit here and a little bit there for over a year making it. Weaving those pain-in-the-you-know-where-ends in were detrimental to seeing this thing finished. It is for my younger son and his wife.

Entry for December 14, 2007

mom in wedding finery

JoAnn Frances (nee Jungles) FRENCH
16 November 1936 - 14 December 1969

A Mother's love is something that no on can explain,
It is made of deep devotion and of sacrifice and pain,
It is endless and unselfish and enduring come what may
For nothing can destroy it or take that love away . . .
It is patient and forgiving when all others are forsaking,
And it never fails or falters even though the heart is breaking . . .
It believes beyond believing when the world around condemns,
And it glows with all the beauty of the rarest, brightest gems . . .
It is far beyond defining, it defies all explanation,
And it still remains a secret like the mysteries of creation . . .
A many splendoured miracle man cannot understand
And another wondrous evidence of God's tender guiding hand.
~Helen Steiner Rice~

To see an online memorial:

Entry for December 12, 2007

During the American Revolution, George Washington and his men knew no peace or goodwill on Christmas 1776. On Christmas night, they crossed the Delaware River and defeated the British on December 26th at Trenton. Go to this page to read about this gruesome Christmas.

Entry for December 12, 2007

Here is another entry for today:
This work (1862) by artist Thomas Nast depicts a family split apart by the Civil War. The left image shows a scene of a woman, late at night on Christmas Eve, on her knees in earnest prayer; the right side shows the husband out in the field. Go to http://dburgin.tripod.com/cw_xmas/cwarchristmas.html to read more about the Civil War Christmases. Follow the links and you will find even more information.

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