Tag Archives: Tradition

A Tiny Bit

A riddle: What do a goose, paper lanterns and sweet yeast pretzels all have in common? If you’re German the answer should be obvious; if you’re North American you are probably shrugging your shoulders. The answer: St. Martin’s Day So … Continue reading

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Refor-what? or My True Feelings About Halloween

I’ll admit it: I pretend I’m not home on Halloween. You can call me a Halloween-Scrooge if you want (and some people have), but there are reasons for my darkened doorway. Halloween has never been a favorite time – the … Continue reading

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