Tag Archives: Christmas trees

The Art of Compromise

Real or artificial? Quite unexpectedly my husband and I looked at artificial Christmas trees with lights already on the branches. Three pieces to assemble. Unexpectedly? We had gone to replace an old coffee maker. After almost 40 years of asking, … Continue reading

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Family Traditions

December 6 is St. Nikolaus Day in Germany. Last night children put the biggest boot they could find outside their door. If they had been good during the year, Nikolaus brought them chocolate, fruit and small gifts. Those who had … Continue reading

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