Posts tagged: St. Nicholas Day

First View and the Feast of St. Nicholas

By , December 6, 2011

Today is the Feast of Saint Nicholas, a day we like to observe as part of our Christmas celebration. Yesterday, the Eve of Saint Nicholas, is a family anniversary we refer to as First View, the day we first visited the homestead. We find it a bit hard to believe that we made that first visit seven years ago today. (Actually, we didn’t. We figured out in 2012 that we actually first saw the homestead December 4, 2004.)

Reflecting yesterday on the changes we’ve made from that first visit to the seventh anniversary, I feel we have a lot to be proud of. The place looks more homey now than it did that first day. Thank goodness we could see its potential!

The cabin's living room as we first saw it.

The cabin’s main room then . . . (Photo: Mark Zeiger).

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Saint Nicholas Day, December 6th

By , December 6, 2009

December 6th is the Feast of Saint Nicholas, Saint Nicholas Day. I can’t imagine what the year would be like if this day fell outside of the Christmas season! Something, it seems, would be very wrong with the world.

I’m a fan of Saint Nicholas. Since childhood, of course, but as I grew to adulthood, I learned more about the man and his qualities, most of them as magical, if not universal, as those associated with his persona as Santa Claus. Continue reading 'Saint Nicholas Day, December 6th'»

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