Sunday, December 22, 2019

Journey into Christmas and the New Year

Post by Doris McCraw
writing as Angela Raines

We think the world changes as the years' pass, but does it? When storytellers tell their stories, it is about emotions, goals, dreams, family, and traditions. How many of us have Christmas and New Year traditions? What is it that keeps us getting up each day? That is what makes us human, that is the thread that runs through all our stories, and will continue to bind us together.

See is you recognize the story in these words.

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These words are from the December 29, 1877 issue of the Colorado Springs Gazette in Colorado Springs, CO.

The story of Krist Kringle was alive and well in Georgetown, CO in 1870.

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One only has to look and see that all history is part of who we are. When we read, we travel to new places, become who we dream we could be. Sometimes those stories take root in our psyche and we follow those dreams. The lessons of the past take root and we become more.

This Christmas and New Year think about what has come before to make it the special time of year. There is much to celebrate and carry with us into the coming year. So I wish you all the joy that is this season and the realization of your hopes and dreams.

Doris Gardner-McCraw -
Author, Speaker, Historian-specializing in
Colorado and Women's History
Angela Raines - author: Where Love & History Meet
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  1. Thank you so very much for posting this, all this really makes you look back and it is so true. Wishing you and your families a Very Merry Christmas! God Bless you all.

  2. Thank you for taking the time to read the post. Your comments are always so thoughtful. You have a Wonderful Christmas also. Doris


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