Christmas Eve at The Kradel’s

This is the house where magic happened on Christmas Eve! From the time I was about 12 years old our Christmas Eve’s were celebrated in this house. Everyone in the family who could get there would spend one magical night together – eating, drinking, exchanging gifts, joking, but most of all, the best thing that…
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Christmas Eve At The Kecks

Christmas Eve was the very best time of the year for Grandma and Grandpa Keck.  Grandma began weeks ahead to prepare.  She made tons of cookies, nut breads, cooked cheese and candy.  Grandpa did his part by purchasing a five pound box of chocolates from the Sugar Bowl.  The final offering for the evening buffet…
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Christmas Eve With The Bachmans

For our family, Christmas Eve always started with the rush to get ready for church. Daddy got home a bit early that day. On this day he usually had a gift from Freehling Lumber Company with him. The Freehlings held an annual open house for the men who bought building materials from them. I remember…
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