Tag Archives: holiday

A family tradition passed on

We exchanged gifts every year with family, but there came a year when it was obvious to all – do we need all these gifts? And why are we still doing this? We were middle-aged, long past needing extra things … Continue reading

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The holiday spirit in a difficult year

Every year our holiday wish is for peace on earth, but, so far, we’ve not come close. This year was a particularly bruising year, not just for those who live in the United States but even worse for those caught … Continue reading

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The 7-day celebration in Cuenca (to see how many sweets can you eat?)

“No school Friday,” announced our Spanish teacher. A holiday to celebrate…how nice! We turned to the web and read up on which holiday it could be. The Battle of Pichincha, marking Quito’s independence from Spain is celebrated on May 24th. … Continue reading

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Holiday lights at 5 mph

We had fallen into a holiday funk. We admit it. Despite the joy of family and all the wonderful aspects of the season, the cold and the rain came down around us, and we felt trapped indoors. When our daughter … Continue reading

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Home (is where we are) for the holidays

Really it is. And that is especially true at holiday time. A holiday….Surrounded by others wishing us a merry time …Enjoying the calm of being with friends and family ….Taking time to reflect on all the good we have in … Continue reading

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