Saturday, 26 December 2015

Boxing Day/St. Stephen's Day/My youngest sister's birthday

26th December

In countries which are part of what once was called the British Empire and Dominion, then the British Commonwealth, now "The Commonwealth of Nations" it is Boxing Day, one of the few good things the English shared with the world.  (Scotland did not observe Boxing Day until comparatively recent years).

God for ye in the Commonwealth  -  an additional public holiday after Christmas Day  -  how very smart!


St. Stephen's Day too.  An inconvenient day for a "Patronal Festival" when I was Rector at St. Stephen's, Pittsfield, MA.   But a day for a good song, especially as it is sung by the Irish Rovers.

https://youtu.be/bMmxhhfQw0c








 BEST OF ALL, December 26th is my youngest sister's birthday.   We had a good chat earlier today.

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