Category Archives: Christmastime

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According to Thomas Jefferson, …

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… coffee is the “favorite drink of the civilized world.” And since I count myself among the members of that world, I cannot but agree to that profound statement. This “old coffeenose” here can be made very happy with anything … Continue reading

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Ebanazio

“Ebanazio – A Winter’s Tale of Old San Anto” was the play we saw performed by the Jump Start Company at the Sterling Houston Theatre. This christmasy, but at times also hilariously funny play/show combines elements of Charles Dickens‘ “A … Continue reading

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Christmas …

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… is now past, but even though the “time between the years” is still a thoughtful and comfortable [well, the German “gemuetlich” doesn’t really lend itself to being translated] time. Here there are a few pictures in a Christmasy mood. … Continue reading

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4th of Advent

This morning, on Sunday, December 23, the 4th Sunday in Advent, we opened the 23rd door of our advent calendar …

Advent Calendar

Advent Calendar

… and that reminded me of our little children’s rhyme [sorry, my translation won’t always rhyme]:

 Advent, Advent, one little candle’s burning,

First one, then two, then three, then four,

And then the little Christmas Child is knocking at your door.

 

And we used to continue jokingly:

 

And when you see the fifth candle burning,

You’ve overslept Christmas.

 

Well, my friends, don’t you miss out Christmas!  😉

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Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas and a Hally New Year

Merry Christmas and a Hally New Year

With this collage which shows the only time that I have seen snow here in Karnes City, which was on Christmas Day in the winter of 2004, I want to thank all visitors to my blog for the many visits and the nice comments and wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

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Christmas Time – Catalogue Time

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Meanwhile the biggest catalogue flood is possibly over, but at the beginning of this month it was really crazy how many catalogues we found in our mailbox every morning. This here is the “yield” of just three days:   I … Continue reading