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Advent Calendar prompt: Did your family have heirloom or cherished ornaments? Did you ever string popcorn and cranberries? Did your family or ancestors make Christmas ornaments? A lot of the decorations that I remember best on our tree growing up were souvenirs brought back from our travels or given to us following others’ travels. I continue […]

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Our Christmas Eve meal is fairly traditional. It would be even more so if we were French Canadian. Some years ago my mother started making tourtière, which is traditional French Canadian Christmas Eve révillion fare. None of my family is French Canadian, but the tourtière is delicious! Christmas morning sees us drinking champagne and orange juice (or orange […]

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Growing up we always had a real tree. We’d go out to a local tree lot and pick the perfect one – as best as one could in the dark. I remember it was usually evening when we were out choosing our tree. I’m not sure whether that was because of the shorter winter days, the […]

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Family history

I’ve been researching my family history for as long as I can remember. As much as I try to stay organized and follow one branch at a time, I rarely succeed. I suspect this blog will be similar. I imagine I’ll be jumping around from topic to topic, thought to thought, branch to branch. But […]

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