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New Years Resolution – January 1921

Our correspondent, in Wonderland, sometimes achieves rather good imitations of Lewis Carroll in the Children’s Newspaper. In the Christmas week it was rather poor although it began well. “About this time of the year,” said the Mad Hatter, on whom … Continue reading

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New Years Resolution January 1922

Our correspondent, in Wonderland, sometimes achieves rather good imitations of Lewis Carroll in the Children’s Newspaper. In the Christmas week it was rather poor although it began well. “About this time of the year,” said the Mad Hatter, on whom … Continue reading

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Laughing at Hogmanay Phantom – January 1905

Having declined an invitation to a Hogmanay party I resolved to sleep the old year out in most prosaic fashion. But at 11.15 pm, our village bell ringers began. Horrors! Were they going to ring for a whole hour? The … Continue reading

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Mysterious Presence at Hogmanay – January 1903

So far back go the origins of Hogmanay that etymologists can only guess at the meaning of the word. Here, however, is one etymology which may serve as an instance: Au gui menez, meaning in French, lead to the mistletoe, … Continue reading

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