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Tea With Sarah: Christmas In July…

Good afternoon, it’s time for tea! Walked into a craft or home decor store recently? Did you see holiday items? Some stores have already started getting ready for the Christmas season, and it’s that time for “Christmas in July” sales! … Continue reading

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Richmond 1863: Christmas & New Years in the Confederacy

When 1863 came to a close, the Civil War still continued. Citizens in Richmond, Virginia – Capital of the Confederacy – reflected on the losses and few victories of the year while bracing for another year of conflict. Today, I’ve … Continue reading

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On Christmas Day In The Morning

Wishing you a bright and joyous day and a wonderful Christmas celebration! Enjoy the blessings of faith, freedom, and family today and always. Your Historian, Miss Sarah P.S. Since it’s a holiday, I’ve decided to save the final Civil War … Continue reading

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Glory To The Newborn King

Angels are prominently featured in many traditional Christmas songs, celebrating their message to the shepherds outside Bethlehem on the night of Jesus’s birth. One of the most beloved of these traditional songs is “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing.” But did … Continue reading

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1862: “We Had No Christmas”

[Christmas Day was not even] a holiday, much less a Christmas. No, we had no Christmas, merely the 25th of December come and gone. No chimes of gladness at the recurring anniversary of the advent of the Prince of Peace … Continue reading

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The Duke Who Gave Gifts

This is a song that I knew by tune but not by lyrics for many years. I discovered the lyrics in a music book as I learned to play the melody on harp and knew there must be some great … Continue reading

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