26 December 2009

Christmas Abbreviated

This was a short Christmas season for the children and staff (those who did not take vacation leave!) of the York county schools this year. The kids were out on Tuesday afternoon, December 22nd, 2009, just a day and a half before Christmas eve. My son's teacher, and his younger friend's, did not return for the last two days of school before the Christmas break. Factor in H1N1 and other bugs floating around and you get: four holiday days, two weekends, a few days sick, doctor's appointments, and maybe the equivalent of one day off of regular school time. Bah Hum Bug!

22 December 2009

Colonial Frolics

http://www.history.org/Foundation/journal/Autumn09/frolick.cfm

If you have wondered how Christmas was spent in the coastal regions of Virginia during the mid-1700's, check out this link. This is the English approach, rather than German, Scot, or Irish, such as were migrating into the interior of Virginia. The English frolic book has some very droll stories.

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