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Traditions

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This year’s tiny tree

I’ve seen attempts at creating traditions. These are often well-meant efforts, often by parents, to do something memorable with their children that will carry on to others in years to come. In my own experience, these efforts often fall flat. It is the simplest things, often not intentional, that seem to take on a life of¬†their own. Continue reading

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Christmas Memories

Mom ornament

Mom, or Grannie Kuhl, part of another Christmas ornament

My sister Beth is an unashamed Christmas nut–she pulls out all the Christmas decorations every year, is thrilled with any gift pertaining¬† to Christmas, and simply sparkles with enthusiasm about all things Christmas-y. I, on the other hand, can be almost Grinch-like about wrapping presents, about feeling obligated to reciprocate when given a present. So yeah, the two of us sisters are not that alike.

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Sisters enjoying a hike in New Hampshire

But we have many things we both enjoy. We spent Christmas day together, my sister and her family with my husband and I. We had a wonderful walk in a nearby nature preserve, Continue reading

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