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Rinard Mills 1/12/17

The book How Far to Bethlehem by Norah Lofts takes you on a journey focusing on the wise men, Mary, Joseph, and the shepherds. Epiphany was January 6. The three wise men mentioned: Melchior is from Pyongyang, 1600 miles; Gaspar is from Jepal, 700 miles; Balthazar is from Edessa, 400 miles; and Nazareth to Bethlehem is 90 miles.

Rinard Mills 12/15/16

Thanksgiving Day, November 24, 2016, hosts and guests included many.  Heber and Linda Piatt hosted the Knowltons, Browns, Shooks, and Piatts. Jim and Jan scott traveled to Marietta to be with Bob and Lisa Ritchie, Audrey, Joe, and Tori, Nathan, and Josh. Connie Scott was in Marietta with the Rodney and Angie Scott family.

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St. Nicholas Day is Dec. 6. St. Nicholas was a bishop in Asia Minor in the fourth century. He is the basis for the Santa Claus we know today. He was well known for his kindness and great love for children.

Rinard Mills 11/17/16

A Thanksgiving proverb: Thanksgiving, to be truly thanksgiving, is first thanks, then giving. An old Scottish table blessing by Robert Burns: Some hae meat wha cann’ eat, and some can eat that lack it. But I hae meat and I can eat and sae the Laird be thankit.