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The First Christmas by Marian Swinger

It never snows at Christmas in that dry and dusty land.

Instead of freezing blizzards, there are palms and drifting sands

and years ago a stable and a most unusual star

and three wise men who followed it by camel, not by car,

while, sleepy on the quiet hills, a shepherd gave a cry.

He'd seen a crowd of angels in the silent, starlit sky.

In the stable, ox and ass stood very still and calm

and gazed upon the baby, safe and snug in Mary's arms.

And Joseph, lost in shadows, face lit by an oil lamp's glow

stood wondering, that first Christmas Day, two thousand years ago.

This postcard is from the estate of Clara Waldron

and was written to Clara in 1914.

It was a gift to the Frontenac Museum from Marilla Gardner

This is a postcard from the estate of Clara Waldron who was 105 at the time of her death. She lived the last years with the Dan and Marilla Gardner family. This card was a gift from Marilla Gardner.

A Thanksgiving Blessing

by Rick W. Cotton

It's cold outside, but it's warm in

my heart.

And the gray fall sky is His work

of art.

Laden and low, quiet and still,

November is welcome, and my

eyes drink their fill

Of brown-gray grass and red-

orange leaves,

Of pavement winding through the

strong, stately trees.

Down the hill, past the barn, past

the gate, up the lane,

The house with bright candles in each

window pane.

Now, I step inside; oh, it's warm!

Oh, that smell!

Hot turkey roasting, potatoes

done well!

Sweet, spicy cider, and warm

winter wine

Cranberry sauce - Oh! - the flavors

- divine!

The smiles and hugs are so warm

and sweet.

In this cold gray November, a

Thanksgiving treat.

I do love it all and am so thankful;


For this lovely season...I am truly


Frontenac Historical Society presents:

"The Town of Springport 10,000 BC"

September 12, 2021 at 7pm presented by Mark Clymer. Mark has worked in archaeology and geology with special excavations in Sardis, Turkey and El Mirador, Guatemala. He received a Certificate of Merit award from NYS Archaeology Association.

You must be present to understand our ancient history and its continuing impact today.

Come to the Frontenac Historical Society at 178 Cayuga Street in Union Springs for an exciting evening. Admission free. Refreshments to follow. If you are not fully vaccinated, you must wear a mask while in the building.