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Patricia Rice
The Notorious Atherton, August 2013
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I dont think the twelve days changed. Each church has a different way of celebrating. And people have always had different ways of giving alms. Even today, I know tons of people who spend their holidays helping others or donating to good causes. But those are traditional and not newsworthy.
Toggle Commented Jan 8, 2020 on Twelfth Night at Word Wenches
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LOL! Maybe she needs a new tree!
Toggle Commented Jan 7, 2020 on Twelfth Night at Word Wenches
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we used to take ours down on the weekend for the same reason. I think lights all winter sounds like a great idea!
Toggle Commented Jan 7, 2020 on Twelfth Night at Word Wenches
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I hadnt realized there was an Austrian version of Sound of Music! I should think it was a LOT more realistic. G Im more interested in history than movies but the guide did point out the differences between what we saw and the reality. That was entertaining.
Toggle Commented Jan 7, 2020 on Sailing the Danube Continued at Word Wenches
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oh, I love that. A little piece of light in the dead of winter to hold your warm memories!
Toggle Commented Jan 6, 2020 on Twelfth Night at Word Wenches
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that sounds like the perfect way to celebrate--with memories. The spirit of the season is definitely what matters most.
Toggle Commented Jan 5, 2020 on Twelfth Night at Word Wenches
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one of our readers said they keep some of their ornaments up all year long just because theyre pretty. So the tree probably should come down G but celebrate all year! And you deserve at least a second holiday for having a birthday at Christmas.
Toggle Commented Jan 5, 2020 on Twelfth Night at Word Wenches
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Just calculating which night is Twelfth Night is a madness of calendars and churches. I am afraid to even say with certainty that the twelfth day of Christmas is Epiphany, since not everyone agrees. Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 2020 at Word Wenches
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oh yes, hot chocolate and ice skating are a must together!
Toggle Commented Dec 31, 2019 on On the Sixth Day of Christmas at Word Wenches
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What a beautiful memory! We kept warm with the exercise of skating, didnt we? Im not sure sliding down the street is any safer than skates. G
Toggle Commented Dec 31, 2019 on On the Sixth Day of Christmas at Word Wenches
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LOL! I think some of the skaters have tried the fur-trimmed costumes but short seems to be what gets notice. I admire all athletes--just think of the gymnasts! I figure Im fortunate to walk straight.
Toggle Commented Dec 31, 2019 on On the Sixth Day of Christmas at Word Wenches
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If I could wear those outfits, I'd try ice skating again! And it's absolutely marvelous that your mother has kept her balance, and it may be because of a lifelong training on the ice. I did love skating back in the day, but my ankles were always too weak.
Toggle Commented Dec 31, 2019 on On the Sixth Day of Christmas at Word Wenches
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Oh yes, I remember Sonya Heaney! What, you're not an ice skater? ;) And I agree, ice skating really ought to be done in summer
Toggle Commented Dec 31, 2019 on On the Sixth Day of Christmas at Word Wenches
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LOL, man, do I hear you on that!
Toggle Commented Dec 30, 2019 on On the Sixth Day of Christmas at Word Wenches
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oh, ice skating in summer--absolutely perfect!
Toggle Commented Dec 30, 2019 on On the Sixth Day of Christmas at Word Wenches
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LOL, you're worse than I am! I fell all the time, but I never sprained the ankles. Then. Now, different story.
Toggle Commented Dec 30, 2019 on On the Sixth Day of Christmas at Word Wenches
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oh yes, reading, cuddled down in a blanket, with maybe a nice fire...
Toggle Commented Dec 30, 2019 on On the Sixth Day of Christmas at Word Wenches
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How are you spending your chilly winter days? Continue reading
Posted Dec 29, 2019 at Word Wenches
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Thanks for the recommendation and yes, Budapest is an extravagantly beautiful and fascinating city. I wish we'd had more time. So very much to do!
Toggle Commented Dec 19, 2019 on Sailing the Danube Continued at Word Wenches
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Being able to meet people across the country is the best way to travel. Being able to help them is a blessing. You don't need to do more. You've done it all!
Toggle Commented Dec 19, 2019 on Sailing the Danube Continued at Word Wenches
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Thank you for your marvelous tribute to the benefits of travel! When we're young, we're so tied down with family and by lack of money that it's often difficult to explore. So you are fortunate to have had the chance to fill your bucket list. And I'm glad your memories are strong.
Toggle Commented Dec 19, 2019 on Sailing the Danube Continued at Word Wenches
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You're very welcome!
Toggle Commented Dec 19, 2019 on Sailing the Danube Continued at Word Wenches
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And your appreciation makes our blog worth the effort, thank you!
Toggle Commented Dec 18, 2019 on Sailing the Danube Continued at Word Wenches
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Oh fun, luck you! There was a Christmas pageant in a small town nearby that I would have loved to see, but the guide said the crowds were enormous. And yes, travel broadens one's perspective.
Toggle Commented Dec 18, 2019 on Sailing the Danube Continued at Word Wenches
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A mounting block might do it, since they were frequently found. I cannot imagine a freespirited biker followed by a servant on wheels. ;) It's possible to climb up, if one had really good balance. I don't!
Toggle Commented Dec 18, 2019 on Sailing the Danube Continued at Word Wenches
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