Uncategorized, Writer's Life

Merry Christmas

Dear Readers- Another season of Advent anticipation is drawing to a close. Tonight, my family and I sang "Silent Night" to candlelight and filed out into the frosty air planning for the celebration of Christmas tomorrow. As I put the finishing touches on the kids' stockings and get the last gifts wrapped and under the… Continue reading Merry Christmas

History Class, Photos, Uncategorized, World War 2

Four Christmases at War

“Christmas/New Year's card from the 15th Evacuation Hospital in Italy in WWII. This mobile tent hospital followed the front from North Africa to Sicily and Italy.” Image courtesy of Mary Sanchis, via Wikimedia Commons. License link here: Creative Commons — Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International — CC BY-SA 4.0 There are few times throughout the year when… Continue reading Four Christmases at War

Books, Uncategorized, World War 2

Who Else Needs Some WWII Themed Christmas Gift Ideas?

Photo by Hert Niks on Unsplash November is speeding away, and the Clares are busy preparing for Christmas. Over the last years, friends and family who know my interest in the Second World War have gifted me with some interesting items and fantastic reads. I thought I'd share a few of them with you today, in case you… Continue reading Who Else Needs Some WWII Themed Christmas Gift Ideas?

Books, Life, Motherhood, Uncategorized, Writer's Life

A Post of Christmas Past, and Plans for the Near Future

Well, readers and writers, Christmas has come and gone again. I truly hope that you and yours had a happy, peaceful day. It was a different Christmas in the Clare household. We still ate far too many cookies, lit our Advent candles and sang carols, attended worship services, opened presents and made an absolute mess… Continue reading A Post of Christmas Past, and Plans for the Near Future

Life, Motherhood, Music, Uncategorized, Writer's Life

Merry Chri…Wait, It’s Over Already?!

Well, this week didn't work out quite like I'd planned. I had a fabulous Christmas-Eve blog post all planned out in my head and itching at the tips of my fingers, ready to type up and share with all of you wonderful people. As you may have noticed if you popped by, it didn't happen.… Continue reading Merry Chri…Wait, It’s Over Already?!