Tag Archives: Christmas

The Day The Music Died.

A long, long time ago, a song spoke of “the day the music died”. While that tune focused purely on American acts, I would state that for a large share of the world (the US included), Christmas Day 2016 was … Continue reading

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Open For Business at Company For Christmas.

If any of you lovely people would like to chat, you can drop by C4C and find me at the page: http://companyforchristmas.wordpress.com/john-e-windycitywonderer-here-i-think/ Or just look under active chats on the homepage of Company For Christmas. Hope everybody’s having a Merry, … Continue reading

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A Special Wish.

I wanted to put this particular post under it’s own title. While open to all, it is specifically directed at a small, but particularly beloved, group of my readers. Christmas Eve should be a time for family. Too often, however, … Continue reading

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A Pardon Overdue, and A Christmas Eve Wish.

Alan Turing has been granted a Royal pardon. That probably doesn’t mean much to you, but it should for three very big reasons. Alan Turing was a cryptologist, who worked at the famous Bletchley Park in England on breaking the … Continue reading

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An Assorted Soupcon of Sunday Miscellany.

Yeah, yeah, I know, I’ve been missing for a bit. That’s what happens when life (and the wife) gets a truckload of firewood dumped on ya a week before the weather decides to turn your basement into a swimming pool … Continue reading

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A No BS Post.

This goes out to everybody who posted about my birthday, to everyone who left me a message on those blogs, and to everybody who stopped by here over the last couple days, be you old friend or new. No fancy … Continue reading

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A Friday Quickie.

It has been brought to my attention that some of my loyal readers may be heading out of town, or otherwise unable to access my sterling prose. (Cough. 😉 ) Therefore, I thought I’d just post a quick note on … Continue reading

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Christmas Delayed 71 Years By War

An unintentional, but wonderful post. I learned this morning, watching the BBC News, that a trove of Christmas cards and letters from WW2 have been found on the Channel Island of Jersey, off the British coast. The island was occupied … Continue reading

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How the Spirit Of Christmas Stopped A War.

In my previous post, I mentioned how the plans of Americans for a quiet Christmas were interrupted by World War 2 (or a small portion thereof). This time, I want to tell you the story of how Christmas interrupted World … Continue reading

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How a War Can Interrupt The Spirit Of Christmas

On this day, 68 years ago, the German Army launched a major winter offensive against US troops along the Franco-German border, in an area of the Ardennes forrest. This battle, while known in textbooks as the Ardennes Offensive and to … Continue reading

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