|There are no meetings
for the month of December. We know everyone is busy with the holiday’s
Nona and Claire gave a British Highlight program of their tour to England, Wales and Scotland in May of this year. It was most difficult for Claire to choose slides, as she is always thinking ahead and took over 240 slides. Each, are very special to her. Nona told of their Kemey Manor House dinner out of Cardiff Wales. Both had something to offer to the group, and strongly suggesting the British Heritage Tour, as you really learn about those three countries and of their Heritage.
While Nona is interested in family ties in Germany, Claire has ties to England, her father a 100% Englishman. She promised no genealogy research, but sometimes it came to her along the way. The stop at Plymouth England, and seeing the steps used by those who left on the Mayflower were unbelievable., she having ancestors on the Mayflower, through an allied line.
CHRISTMAS IN DODGE CO
SCRIBNER NEWS 27 Dec 1901 – CHRISTMAS was an unusually quiet day in Scribner. The weather was in marked contrast with that of a week before. Sleigh riding had already been spoiled several days by the warmth of the sun melting the snow and the streets had a slushy appearance. Skating, however, could still be indulged in, and a good number enjoyed that wholesome exercise during the afternoon and evening. The banks suspended business for the day, the postoffice remained open only long enough to permit the patrons to get their mail and the general merchandise stores closed their doors at 10 o’clock in the morning.
NORTH BEND EAGLE 14 Dec 1905 – CHRISTMAS CANTATA...Saturday
night, Dec 23rd, the pupils of the Methodist Sunday School will render
the Christmas Cantana “Around the world with Santa Claus” – On account
of lack of room in the church, the program will be given in the Opera House.
This is a Cantata that will please both old and young. The Captain
and crew of sailors will sail around the world with their big Christmas
ship, from which Santa Claus distributes his gifts to the children of all
nations. The stage will be decorated to represent the ship.
Fourteen different nations will be represented by the children in costume.
The Orchestra will assist. ... Everybody come and have a good
DODGE COUNTY NE
Arthur A Momany to Pearlie Adams on 02 Dec
ON THE SHELF
Update version, May 2001 of the Kerchal family by
Floyd Stork gave our society a story on Oetinghausen, Germany, where his family was from.
Hooper, Nebraska – a story on this Dodge county town as found in the
HOOPER SENTINEL of 1892, 1900, and 1901. (a flyer will appear in
the Winter issue regarding the purchase of this book). Compiled by
Noted in Hooper Sentinel 19 Dec 1929 1:3
Christmas is observed in commemoration of the birth of Jesus Christ, but it is really a day set apart for the celebration of an event, rather than an actual anniversary. While among the masses Christmas is supposed to be the birthday of the Savior, scholars and educated persons generally understand that the day, or even the year, of Christ’s birth is not definitely known.
The date, December 25, approximates that of Roman Saturnalia, the winter festival of the heathen Britons the Scandinavian Yule and the later Roman festival of the sunged Mithra.
Christmas having become through the centuries an
One of the oldest superstitions was that animals were endowed with the power of speech on Christmas. According to another, persons born on that day were destined to be lucky all their lives. A polish version was that what one did on Christmas would govern his actions during the following year.
According to an ancient belief, each kind of evergreen used for decorative purposes at Christmastide conferred special blessings on those who passed under it. To pass under holly insured good fortune, bay denoted victory, while laurel imparted beauty and poetic skill. Horses were washed and bled on the day following Christmas, as a means of preserving them from harm.
The mythical Santa Claus has been known by many name-Kris Kringle, St Nicholas, Kneckt Ruprecht, Rob in Goodfellow and others. In Germany a Christmas visitor known as Krampus an ugly dwarf, was supposed to carry off naughty children.
Christmas was not adopted as a regular festival by the Christian church
until the fourth century, since which time its observance has spread throughout
the civilized world, carrying its message of “Peace on earth; good-will
Fremont Daily Herald 8 Dec 1877 1:6
Tom Wilson’s new livery stable on the corner of Broad and Fifth streets has received its finishing touches and is now one of the largest and most complete livery, sale and feed stables in the State. He has a large number of first-class conveyances beside a lot of splendid buggies and buggy teams, and when it comes to saddle horses he can beat the State. At this stable the farmers can get their teams as well fed and taken care of at as reasonable prices as at any stable in the city. Remember the place, corner of Fifth & Broad streets.
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