Aquila’s Eyrie: CHRISTMAS IN ABERCAIRN

Robert Bruce Drummond The celebration of Christ’s birth is the most blessed time of the whole year, the marker from which everyone counts time.  Though the calendar had been changed in 1750, Abercairn still celebrated Old Christmas from the middle of December until January 6.  Preparations began as long beforehand as harvest, with selection of …

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IN THE HANDS OF THE ENEMY Gloria Victis! 1 For the principle of State rights and State sovereignty the Southern men fought with a holy ardor and self-denying patriotism that have covered even defeat with imperishable glory.—Dr. Charles E. Stowe, son of the author of Uncle Tom’s Cabin, ca. 1900. I came to my senses …