“I’m Afraid I was Making Rather Merry Yesterday, Sir!”

By , December 26, 2011

Season’s greetings! I try to post on this blog at least every other day, which means today, St. Stephen’s Day, or Boxing Day, the day after Christmas, I should be posting. Just in case I don’t come up with something brilliant to post this morning, I’ve prepared this as a sort of “place holder” on Christmas Eve, just before getting the heck off the Internet and on with our holiday celebrations. I plan to be far too busy living our life over the next few days to spend any time writing about it!

On Christmas Eve morning, our local radio station played a feature we hear all-too-infrequently, called Back Story. In their holiday edition, one of the three history professor hosts, Ed Ayers, said something I feel is very profound, which I’d like to share with you today.

He said: “we act as if [our holidays] own us when in fact they are us.”

I like that!

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