Category Archives: Christmas

CHRISTMAS IN JULY

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CHRISTMAS IN JUNE

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CHRISTMAS IN MARCH

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FEBRUARY CHRISTMAS CARD

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IT’S (STILL) A WONDERFUL LIFE

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LAST LOOK AT CHRISTMAS

I got one last look at Christmas Sunday at the Monastery of the Holy Cross in Chicago where the tree was still up and the spirit of Christmas was still alive. We begin “celebrating” Christmas, or, to be politically correct, … Continue reading

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TRAIN UNDER THE TREE

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A CHRISTMAS STORY FOR THE NEW YEAR

Santa’s New Glassesby Charles McKelvyOnce again, in 2018, I bowed to my time-honored custom of taking the train to downtown Chicago just before Christmas as a Christmas present to myself.My mother took us downtown from Beverly on the South Side … Continue reading

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SEEKING A SOULFUL SUNSET ON THE SUNSET COAST

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THE LIGHTS FANTASTIC

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CHRISTMAS NAP

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DREAM CHRISTMAS

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CHRISTMAS ATTIRE

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MISSION ACCOMPLISHED!!!

I accomplished my birthday goal by swimming 70 lengths of the 25-yard pool at the South Shore Health & Racquet Club in Saint Joseph, Michigan on the morning of Christmas Eve, 2020. Originally, I was going to swim the distance … Continue reading

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A STORY FOR CHRISTMAS EVE

GIFT TO SELFa Christmas storyby Charles McKelvy “So,” My said to Self, “what are you going to give me for Christmas this year?”“I don’t know,” Self said to My, “what did you have in mind?”“Well,” said My, “We did turn … Continue reading

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SNOW MACHINE

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SILENT NIGHT

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CHRISTMAS FORECAST

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TRAINING FOR CHRISTMAS

TICKET TO RIDEa story for Christmasby Charles McKelvy (Author’s Note: Natalie and I trained into Chicago a week or so before Christmas in 2019, and we were pleasantly surprised to see how Amtrak had brightly decorated Union Station for the … Continue reading

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DECEMBER LIGHT

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A STORY FOR CHRISTMAS

THE BEST CHRISTMAS SHOW EVERa story for Christmasby Charles McKelvy The old couple on 40 acres out on the edge of town were known for their wonderful Christmas sound-and-light shows.Upon seeing it for the first time, many a child, and, … Continue reading

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TRAINING FOR CHRISTMAS

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SANTA CITING

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THE CALL OF THE KUCKUCKUHREN

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WHAT THE WORLD NEEDS NOW

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CHRISTMAS IN FEBRUARY

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CHRISTMAS PRESENT

Although Flyboy assisted me in “taking down Christmas” yesterday, Christmas remains, all 366 days of 2020 and beyond.  Christmas is present because Christmas is a present.  And, yes, we leave selected ornaments out as a reminder of that simple truth.

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LAST TREE STANDING

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TRIPPING THE LIGHTS FANTASTIC

(Berrien County, Michigan) We took our annual Trip the Lights Fantastic Tour on the Third Day of Christmas and were once again blown away by the Lights of Little Glendora.  Yes, they once again won Best of Show.  To all … Continue reading

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SANTA MEOW

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