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Today’s Holiday: Von Steuben Day

Today’s Holiday:
Von Steuben Day

Baron Friedrich Wilhelm von Steuben (1730-1794) was an experienced Prussian soldier who came to America in 1777 and helped the American troops bring the Revolutionary War to an end. Today, many states honor him with patriotic exercises on or near the Prussian hero’s birthday. At Valley Forge National Historical Park in Pennsylvania, there is a Steuben birthday celebration featuring German music and speeches at the monument to him erected in 1915. There are also Steuben Day parades in New York City, Philadelphia, and Chicago. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

word: bauble


Definition: (noun) A small, showy ornament of little value.
Synonyms: fallal, gaud, gewgaw, trinket, bangle, novelty
Usage: The tacky bauble she wore around her neck was intended to attract attention, but it mostly drew snickers. Discuss.
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J. S. Bach: Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248, Part II: Sinfonia — CMDH & Laurenscantorij

Johann Sebastian Bach
Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248
Part II: Sinfonia

Laurenscantorij & COLLEGIUM MUSICUM Den Haag
Wiecher Mandemaker, conductor

recorded live at the Laurenskerk in Rotterdam, The Netherlands
December 1st, 2012


Gaudete, Christus est natus! (Rejoice Christ is Born!)

Gaudete, Christus est natus!

[Medieval Christmas Hymn, from an anonymous author.
Performed by the Swedish ensemble Joculatores Upsalienses]


San Serriffe

On April Fools’ Day 1977, Britain’s The Guardiannewspaper reported on the curious—but fictional—island nation of San Serriffe. The article described two islands—Upper Caisse and Lower Caisse—inhabited by colonists known as “colons” and “semi-colons,” who celebrate events such as the Festival of the Well-Made Play. Since the article predated personal computers, typography was not widely known, and plays on words like “sans serif” eluded many readers. What is San Serriffe’s national bird?More… Discuss

Christmas Gifts We Were Blessed to Receive

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Depress the  following link, to count some of the most wonderful gifts we already possess
Christmas Blessings Are Many And So Are The Gifts You Already Received…