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Life IS history in the making. Every word we say, everything we do becomes history the moment it is said or done. Life void of memories leaves nothing but emptiness. For those who might consider history boring, think again: It is who we are, what we do and why we are here. We are certainly individuals in our thoughts and deeds but we all germinated from seeds planted long, long ago.

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Fireplace Native American Christmas Music

"The glimmering lights appear as stars of the night radiating hope
as they guide the way even in the darkness hour." ~SLS
Embrace the Past...

Sitting in front of a fireplace on a cold wintry evening lends itself to relaxing and reflecting on Christmases past. Centuries ago times were much rougher, winters harsher, distances greater, travel slower, food scarcer, sufferings deeper but not without the comfort of family and friends. Life was built on hope, faith and courage with struggles and loss of loved ones occurring at any time. Both young and old could be stricken at any given moment for life 'back then' was most uncertain and totally unpredictable.

Take a few quite moments in the presence of your family and friends. Hold hands, snuggle, wrap your arms around each other: Listen to the Fireplace Native American Christmas Music. Let the spirits of ghosts of Christmases past embrace your soul and warm you heart.

 Merry Christmas!

 Chicago Christmas 1939: Note the looks of fear on the faces of the
 children encountering Santa in a workshop where toys were prepared
for distribution by "Chicago's Own Christmas Benefit",
sponsored by Chicago Mayor Edward Joseph Kelly.
(Tribune archive photo)

Chicago Christmas 1935: Frantic shoppers on Christmas Eve
pause at State and Madison streets to listen to horse-drawn carolers
that were making a tour of the Loop. (Tribune archive photo)