My Father's Christmas Legacy

My Father’s Christmas Legacy

Around this time of year, when the temperature drops and decorations go up, I think of my father and the Christmas trees he sold to help support the family and to teach his children, and later grandchildren, valuable life lessons. My father, Frank Williams, was a lawyer in our small town of Cuba, N.Y. He graduated from Cornell Law in 1936 and came home to start his practice. He met my mother and they were married in July of 1941. A…
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10 sports books from 2015 to stuff Xmas stockings

A TALE OF TWO SEASONS BY STEVE WEDDELL (PITCH, £12.99) Subtitled “The Fall and Rise of Heart of Midlothian”, this is a blow-by-blow account of two turbulent seasons which saw Hearts taken to the brink of extinction before being saved, revived and then restored to the top level of Scottish football. The mess the club was left in by Vladimir Ro…
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The War On Christmas Is Real and It’s Being Waged By Mediocre Mall Music

Today is a sad day for people who enjoy good things and who don’t enjoy bleeding out of their ears on a regular basis. After 20 years as the #1 most played holiday song, Mariah Carey’s “All I Want For Christmas Is You” has been dethroned. You may not consider this bad news. You may think of Carey’s hit as nothing more…
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Updated: August 8, 2021 — 1:29 pm