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Independence Day, commonly known as the Fourth of July, is a federal holiday in the United States commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, declaring independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain (now officially known as the United Kingdom). Independence Day is commonly associated with fireworks, parades, barbecues, carnivals, fairs, picnics, concerts, baseball games, family reunions, and political speeches and ceremonies, in addition to various other public and private events celebrating the history, government, and traditions of the United States. Independence Day is the National Day of the United States.   credit
During theAmerican Revolution, the legal separation of the Thirteen Colonies from Great Britain occurred on July 2, 1776, when the Second Continental Congressvoted to approve a resolution of independence that had been proposed in June by Richard Henry Lee of Vir…

T'was The Night Before Christmas

We have a fairly large family, there were five of us children.   I have some of the fondest memories of Christmas.  One of them is the book, The Night Before Christmas pictured below.  We grew up with this wonderful book and it is torn, tattered, written in, smudged.  It is still very sentimental to me. 









The stocking in this photo above reminds me of the Christmas spent in the small home when I was 5
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I love the Illustrations, don't you?
I know children all over the world are so excited today.  Can you imagine their faces such joy?
We also had a tattered Bible
I will post that one tomorrow for Christmas Day.
Merry Christmas Eve!



Dolly   





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  1. Merry Christmas Dolly! Wishing you all joys for a blessed New Year!
    Much love,
    Deb ( sista #1199 )

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    1. Merry Christmas Deb! God bless you and your family and blessings for the New Year to you also. I can't wait to see what the new year brings.
      Love you sista!

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  2. Those are the very best books of all-those that are well remembered and well loved. Merry Christmas, Dolly, to you and your family- xo Diana

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    1. I sure like them, don't think about it much but the things we grow up are the most important aren't they? Merry Christmas Diana to you and your family.
      xoxo
      Dolly

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  3. I love the illustrations! So classic and festive :)

    Merry Christmas to you and yours, Dolly!

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    1. Hello I am so glad you stopped by today! I want to wish you a Merry Christmas also....

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  4. Love the old illustrations. Merry Christmas to you and yours.

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    1. Hi Heather,
      I sure do too, don't you just love family traditions? I wish for you and yours a very Merry Christmas. Dear sweet friend.
      Dolly

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  5. Merry Christmas! I read The Night Before Christmas to my granddaughter yesterday and it happened to be her mother's book- the one we read to her every Christmas Eve. We sent home with my daughter so it now has a new home. I love the books that we have held onto since childhood.

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    1. Hi Kathy,
      Merry Christmas to you and the family! I love the family traditions. That bond can't be broken true memories of family. Love you dear sweet friend.

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