Christmas Trees, customs and traditions, Kwiatkowski, Olean, New York, Szadlowski

(n)O Christmas Tree

At the back door, the boys scanned the horizon, wondering how to come up with a suitable tree, and fast. It was at this point where one brother turned to the other and said, "What are we gonna do?

Bratislava, Slovakia, Christmas Eve, customs and traditions, Pozsony, Hungary, Pressburg, Austria-Hungary, Recipe

Grandma Stancik’s Slovak Christmas Eve

At first I was surprised to learn that Gloria Simo and I  have so much in common. After learning her family's story, I am even more surprised to learn the reason for our commonalities.

Christmas Trees, Lark, Utah

(n)O Christmas Tree

As the first group of would-be rescuers reached us, they called out, “Seen the Moulton boys? Their parents think they have fallen into a mine shaft or been buried in an avalanche.”

Christmas Stollen, Christmas Trees, Herriman, Utah, Uncategorized

(n)O Christmas Tree

I had finally reconciled with Santa's fall from Christmas grace, and I figured that nothing could be worse than the binder paper Christmas.

Christmas Trees

(n)O Christmas Tree

I could not stretch my limited imagination to see the twelve-inch foam cone with butterscotch disks attached as any sort of tree, especially a Christmas tree. First of all, trees are green, not school bus yellow.  God bless the poor family friend who made it for us.

Navajo, Navajo language, Navajo Reservation, Arizona, Uncategorized

Yá’át’ééh, Brody, It is Good

Before I moved to Page Arizona, I always thought the traditional Diné (Navajo) greeting was pronounced Yah-ta-hey. Someone just smack me.

Ashkenazim, Davies/Davis, Navajo, Pitten, Niederösterreich, Austria, Plain City, Utah, Thomas Davies 1816-1899

Ready to Launch–No Excuses

I was inspired by a simple post from one of my favorite bloggers. Christian Mihai, titled The Five Habits of Extremely Prolific Bloggers.  The first habit on his list? Yeah. "They never make excuses."