What is the Hanging of the Greens? — Momentary Lapse Of Sanity

https://www.umc.org/en/content/ask-the-umc-what-is-the-hanging-of-the-greens?fbclid=IwAR3aatncfSPtHzuO98XJJatyA8NXa1Qa7hnL2DaH5KQHxeXYoBSZau9thUo via What is the Hanging of the Greens? — Momentary Lapse Of Sanity “Children hang wreaths on the sanctuary door at Belmont United Methodist Church in Nashville, Tenn., during the church’s annual Hanging of the Greens service. Photo by Mike DuBose, United Methodist Communications.”

Guest author: Robbie Cheadle ~Emily Brontë — Sue Vincent’s Daily Echo

Robbie continues her series on the Brontë family. Click the links to read about Patrick, the patriarch and Charlotte Brontë. The Brontë family Emily Brontë Background Emily Brontë was the fifth child of Patrick Bronte and Maria Branwell. She is known for her intense gothic novel, Wuthering Heights, which has remained consistently among the top…

Food for Thought: Menus That Made History — Interesting Literature

In this week’s Dispatches from The Secret Library, Dr Oliver Tearle enjoys Vincent Franklin and Alex Johnson’s delightful history of notable menus When did Britain’s first Indian restaurant open? What could the first diners on the Orient Express in 1884 enjoy for dinner? What food was on offer on board […] The post Food for… Food…

George Washington’s Thanksgiving Proclamation: — Living In Eternity

We are invited to a Thanksgiving dinner hosted by current residents here at Winter Ranch in Alamo, Texas. I’m hoping to read this proclamation before the meal. It’s something that just popped up on the internet, and I feel worth sharing. Washington issued a proclamation on October 3, 1789, designating Thursday, November 26 as a […]…

Guest author: Robbie Cheadle ~ Charlotte Brontë — Sue Vincent’s Daily Echo

Background Charlotte was the third and middle daughter born to Patrick and Maria Branwell Brontë. She had two older sisters, Maria and Elizabeth, who both died as children from tuberculosis, and two younger sisters, Emily and Anne. She also had a younger brother, Branwell. Subsequent to their mother’s death from uterine cancer, Charlotte and her […]…

‘I Was Teaching a Lot of Misconceptions.’ The Way American Kids Are Learning About the ‘First Thanksgiving’ Is Changing — TIME

On a recent Saturday morning in Washington, D.C., about two dozen secondary-and-elementary-school teachers experienced a role reversal. This time, it was their turn to take a quiz: answer “true” or “false” for 14 statements about the famous meal known as the “First Thanksgiving.” Did the people many of us know as pilgrims call themselves Separatists?… ‘I…