Monthly Archives: December 2018
My mother grew up in a small village in Surrey, and, when still quite small, once went carolling with her friend, Cynthia. They didn’t go far though. Just into the study of Cynthia’s father, Major Charles Micklem, who gave them half a crown each for their efforts. (Big money back in the 1920s.) https://www.whychristmas.com/customs/carols_history.shtml
December’s history based or bygone era TV and/or movie suggestions: Babes In Toyland (1934) Bachelor Mother (1939) A Christmas Story (1983) (Mid-20th Century) Come To The Stable (1949) The Man Who Invented Christmas (2017) (Victorian Era) Mickey’s Christmas Carol (Disney Animated, 1983) (Victorian Era) The Star (Animated, 2017) (Nativity Story) The Twelve Days Of Christmas […]
When looking for historical novels for ages ten and up (or even yourself), consider my Time Rose series available through Amazon, and bricks & mortar stores like Chapters/Indigo and Barnes & Noble. Or, time travelling into the future, my Side Trip duology, ages twelve and up.
December’s history based or bygone era book suggestions. Ages 3-7 Daddy Christmas & Hanukkah Mama by Selina Alko (Holiday Traditions) Dear Santa, Love, Rachel Rosenstein by Amanda Peet (Hanukkah) Just Like New by Ainslie Manson (WW II) Ages 7-9 A Boy Called Christmas by Matt Haig (Origins Of Santa) The Girl Who Saved Christmas […]
If you’re going to be in or near the Philadelphia area over the holidays … https://www.fi.edu/exhibit/vikings-beyond-legend http://www.philly.com/philly/gallery/viking-ship-brought-into-franklin-institute-20180927.html?photo_9&fbclid=IwAR2gxc36kJyAKP5euXXM0dcLOaIJ5-5G7iIAOgbNLLi7M2oEBjN5zM6XKQQ
Question: Scientists once thought there were no elemental differences between the Earth and the Sun. Who first proposed that stars were actually made up of an abundance of hydrogen and helium? Answer: Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin, in 1925, whose thesis met with derision at the time but has since been proven correct. https://www.aps.org/publications/apsnews/201501/physicshistory.cfm
Hanukkah is the most common spelling nowadays, but it can also be spelled Chanukah because the Hebrew and Latin alphabets don’t always have matching sounds. Both are correct.