Sleighs and Sleigh Bells

You might be surprised to find that the earliest form of the sleigh bell dates back to the Roman Empire. In these days, a single bell (usually gold or silver) would be fixed to a warhorse as a [...]

The Dime

Author Unknown Bobby was getting cold sitting out in his back yard in the snow. Bobby didn’t wear boots; he didn’t like them and anyway he didn’t own any. The thin sneakers he wore had a few [...]

A Long Winter Sleep

By Marlene Affeld There is fresh snow on the high mountain ridges, a bone chilling wind from the west rattles the tamarack, scattering golden needles across the forest floor. Tendrils of silver [...]

Rabbit’s Wish for Christmas

(A Narragansett Legend) Long in the way time past time, rabbits had very short ears. They had very long tails. They had long, straight arms and long, straight legs. Very different than the way [...]

Chinook Winds: A False Spring

By Marlene Affeld People who have spent some time in Montana tell eerie tales of the warm winter winds. Have you ever experienced a chinook? If so, you surely remember the sudden change in the [...]

The Golden Cobwebs

Author Unknown It was before Christmas, and the tree was all trimmed with popcorn and silver nuts and pretty glass balls and little wooden toys, and stood safely out of sight in a room where the [...]

The Miracle

Author Unknown The violent grinding of brakes suddenly applied, and the harsh creaking of skidding wheels gradually died away as the big car came to a stop. Eddie quickly picked himself up from [...]