The holidays are upon us whether we’re ready or not and with or without the snow.
The winter solstice Dec. 21 is the year’s shortest day and brings with it the official onset of winter. It also is a day of hope, as it heralds the gradual return of longer periods of sunlight after prolonged darkness.
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November is a time of thanksgiving, and for some reason, the turkey is the symbol of our thankfulness.
I say “for some reason” because historians are not absolutely sure where this tradition began. Letters and records kept by early settlers say that when colonists sat down to eat with the Wampanoag Indians, fowl was eaten.