16 Tasks – 4

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Truman Capote: A Christmas Memory, One Christmas & The Thanksgiving Visitor

Southern Holidays Truman Capote’s charming, magical memories of his childhood Christmas and Thanksgiving with his mother’s Monroeville, Alabama family — particularly his much elder and much-beloved cousin Miiss Sook, who thanks to her own child-like nature was mother, grandmother and elder sister to him simultaneously; but, most importantly, the greatest source of warmth, love and […]

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16 Tasks of the Festive Season: Square 4 – Penance Day

Tasks for Penance Day: Tell us – what has recently made you stop in your tracks and think? –OR– What was a big turning point in your life? –OR– Penance Day is a holiday of the Protestant church, which dates its origins, in large parts, to Martin Luther, who published his “95 Theses” exactly 500 […]

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Anne Meredith: Portrait of a Murderer

16 Tasks of the Festive Season: Square 4 – Penance Day Soul searching … or is it? Book themes for Penance Day: Read a book that has a monk, nun, pastor / preacher, priest or other representative of the organized church as a protagonist, or where someone is struggling with feelings of guilt or with […]

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The 5 Things I’m Most Grateful For in Life

16 Tasks of the Festive Season: Square 4 – Thanksgiving Tasks for Thanksgiving Day: List of 5 things you’re grateful for. Three days late, but anyway, here we go: 1.) My mom.  Life wasn’t always a bed of roses for her, but she brought me up never once letting me feel it.  Praise was always […]

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16 Tasks of the Festive Season: Fourth Square – Penance Day and Thanksgiving

Apologies; this post was intended to go up earlier, but I was stuck in a meeting almost all day long.   Buß- und Bettag (Penance Day, or Day of Repentance and Prayer) (November 22) Buß- und Bettag was a public holiday in Germany until 1994, and is still a public holiday in Saxony and a […]

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The Festive Tasks in Calendar Form – November

Reblogged from: Murder by Death   I’m a visual person, and after all the planning, writing up and editing, I’ve long lost track of which book themes and which tasks are associated with which holidays, so I made this up for myself.  I’m posting it here in case anyone else might find it useful. December […]

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