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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - December 24, 1920, Lethbridge, Alberta JTO LEITHBRroGt) JD^AILY HER^ljg J^|^Y, PECEMm vimd (Jidppmess Ay DOROTHY. ODUBANT . Jlaunie wm oa bis way to the dtr to tlilt his Aubt Jane, whom he had Mver aeen. He w4s t^lng wished on her, tor the Christmas holidays, tor hla mother was critically ill and had been removed from her home in the woods ot Northern Wisconsin to a hosi>ltaI in a town not far distant. No one was left to care for Jlmmie, so he Was trareling alone, with only the xl>erience of his nine years to' guide him. This was Jimmle's .irst trip to the icity, and he came near torgettinc his mother, to thrlUed was he with the idfl*. H� waitted a big Christmas tree with " 'lectrlclty" lighting it, and he wanted all kinds of wonderful toys, the kind he had never had. Uis bad b^ oaly the kind that hU "dud" could make. LitUe did Jlmmte know that whfle he was, bosy with thoughts of delightful tbIlBCa, his Aunt Jane iwas imparting to me the "sad story" ot his expected TiStt "Fancy me, Aane, with my nttar la-dltferettee-tb CbristBias, entertalalng my young hepheW'daring the bolldayt; How I will disUlttslon the poor la^ faat!,.And his father asks me to ihow Jlmmie ho# wonderfully We cUobrate Cbristmas I9 the city, tf be only knew that my plans had been to spend the llre-Ioftk day In work. When we arrive at the old age of, thirty all such non> sense has etaporkted." With that said iddignaiSit^y, Jane McRae stuck her needle 'ao she felt and so much more fully than a husband and children could. This she ftranly belteTed, hsTiag ao reaiiaatioa ot the much bigger tbiaga in life ah* waa B^lislag. Nevertheiesa, those were the thlags that had made her canatlo la speech and laaouciant ia maaaer. "Mob Dieu! Tea-thirty aad I baT* to meet the child at elevea-flood-bye dear, aad feel for my utter despair," Miyiag this with great hrriUUea. left me to thiak. I could not thnut Jane tram ny tbooghts. She waa overpoweriag la her hate of sentimentally, and with* out regard for loTe. Ah I but bow well I knew that hidden tar troai Tiew, deep in her heart, she waa a splendid, lovable woman, one whom the struggle with lifia bad tnraed to something like stone. I was eager to see her with the cbUd, bnt a number of duties prevented me aeelng ber uaCll evening. I found bar tb�i, tbongbtfuUymMiAj: lag wbat'loakad strangely to me lib* a cbUd'a pi^lr ot socks. Her face was illumined iHtb a light it had heve^ known. What bad happened to Jane? "ia it HMibie, Anne, after loag years, ot fiklaklbt one way, thbl yott bate always been wrong? Just Utt* aglae aobild waating to klaa tae. WelU that la what Jfaamie did. He threw bis little arm* about my scrawny old aeolt aad kissed aie. It sort of aw^keibd �ometbing dbWa deep in me that Mb, you needn't be sboekM.to flawbo used |t- in their ceremonies, #btti�. it wi� Hsk integral part o^,19Miir xetiglon. And for tlmt matter, to be^t(^]Brt-�tsa abliat these matters, did yob r�-allse ihtt inlstietoe hung eailbo bhaa-delier. ia really only avaUabia at an aaaaa^ tor kiasing the^ladiei so Mta�, aa tb^litUe ifblte berries laatT Oae b�M^innat be removed toi'dtaeb attdtd commemorata' the Star of tba iB^kt. jrhioh led the wise men to where My�Hins 4ibUd lay. Tbia cus> rOiaa been iartlenlarly ealebfated Wbo of ns grown-ups do not delight fal Joining in iwlth the gay fun of the young folk at ChristmHS time, and stealing for ourselves a goodly bit of tbis most joyful occasion during the yl^ar. Of course, the tun really belongs to them, but if you are so fortunate as to have young people around at Christmas time you know that your real jby Is in planning and helping to taiake this ti^e merry for them. They will enjoy having you at their revels. If you biive a new game or two to teach and assist them in playing. A few that are here suggested as appropriate, may be even entertaining to grown-upa. Chriatmas Candlee This is a simple game to play and easy for tba ttajr tots. Place on a low tdble a small Cbristp mas tree on which you have many lighted candles. After blind-folding each child, have them ia turn stand ono foot away from the tree. Turn him around several times, then tell him to blow aa hard (Auhe can. The one wbo blows out the most �andl ceed in throwing four or mora balls througb-the wreatb. rsoalve a prita. Christmas Stoeklns The M'(4 every jtainily own-led a m. Tbey warb passed about I from home to bonie, a etroulatlBg utenc Itibtr ara bates aobaututad !for bskfllaa, bUt:Wa oarUinly do hope that tbayi do not: Bueeaed ta rapladag oUr ---------- Uadonbtcdly tbey .....Uttle:io)ks. wa m tba Christ;-aatabltibed. Caa yon not draw upon yoar^'iMaH or/, and i^tresh it by dr^gUU ollhat partloi%W tea plates on her >way home this evening. So that's that." "So it Is," said Mary Ann, "and next comes the soup. Afar off, I can view the soup plates,, all neatly but firmly stacked on the middle distacco of the distance of the sideboard. Now let us concern ourselves over the resting place of the dear old turkey, his very self, if it isn't good English." "Tliere's the platt'^r bn the plate rail. It only comes down on state occasions," smiled Mrs. Elliott, who by this time waa sorting out the flat silver. "Remember it's heavy-there. Now it's dowu." Mary Ann deposited it with care on the table and announced that she waii going to select jam dishes, that being a collective term, she explained, meaning pickle dish, celery and olive dish, cranberry jelly dish, not to mention one really iataaba* for jam. \ Mrs. Blliott looked up,from ber silver. "A dozen and a halt forks is alt very well," she said, ''tor our usttal tataiily of four, but what with a salad and a pie course, I really shall have to accept the loan ot your nice, naw silver." . � Mary Ann's eyes twinkled. "What do you think I brought m^ knitting bag for? To draw forth knlt^ng from its depths? Nay, nay, dear irl'end, I just put those same forks in it early this morning and put my baft on top the bag so that I surely Wouldn't come, away 'Without them." ''Good. You're a nice, sweet cbild," replied Mrs. Elliott, kissing her, and reaching the next minute for the sherbet glasses. "But you said pie for >desBert," objected Mary Ann, "Quite so, pie it ia, and do see if there are twelve plates in that pile over there." She went on unconcernedly counting sherbet cups. "I won't keep you in suspense. Jane thinks an ice is just great with the meat course, and so it is, in spite of baked squash, sweet and Irish potatoes, and creamed (�4vti;. Jiy' DOBOTH Y  O  DyRANi: What would Christinas be with an empty cookie jar. and no other goodies to gladden the hearts of dear little kiddies? Good things to eat are always tempting, but at holiday time they seem; a real necessity. It is for them that the busy little mother begins to plan weeks abead-rtor there is the fruit cake to have .ready, the huge cookie jar to fill full with delicious crisp cookies, and no end of other good things must be in readiness. This year with foodstuffs, abnormally high, you must plan accordingly. So that you maj^ have all the good things, and yet practice economy, here are suggested a few simple recipes to help you. First is a recipe for orange peel candled that may be finished In one day. Heretofore every recipe for this delicious dainty has taken at least two days in preparing. Candled Orange Peel Peel four oranges. One cup sugar. Half cup hot water. Placo peel in cold water and put over fire. Cook until tender. Drain beans to take one's attention. That's and with the back of a spoon scrape why these glasses." _____________________________ She surveyed the table with pleas---- ure, and then turned to the menu again. "It's just about finished," she part ot white from peel. Cut in strips with a sharp knife and cook-12 minutes in syrup made by cooking sugar and water until it tbr�iads. Drain and allow to cool. Then roll in granulated sugar and serve. Stuffad'Oataa Stone dates and either stuff with chopped nuts or raisins. Then roll in powdered sugar. Tuna l^^tsh Sandwiches 1 can tuna flsb. 2 tablespoonfuls chopped capera. 2 bard cooked eggs. 1 tablespoon lemon. Mayonnaise. Mix fish, eggs and capers with lemon juice and add enough mayonnaise to spread well. Decorate with pickles. Sponge Cake 1 tablespoontul vanilla. 1 cup flour. , 1 cup sugar. Half teaspoon salt. 3 eggs (beaten separately). Half teaSpoonCul {emon extract. Wi tea^poonfula baking powder. 4 tablespoonfuls cold water. Beat yolks with sugar, add water and flavoring. Sift dry Ingredients and utas. Fold tai, wall-beaten .arbitaai.^t eggs and bake 40. minutes in mddarata oven.  ... � Butter Criam Frosting 1 cup butter. ^ teaspoonfia vanilla. ^ Yolk of 1 egg. 8% cups powdered sugar. % teaspoonful lemon. it 8 tablespddntula cocoa or two satmr-es melted chocolate. Wash butter la cold water .untH tree from salt. Then beat to a cream, mix with butter, yolk of .agg; ^d-ually beat in sugar and then chocolate and flavor. with the mother sometimes leading with her knitting needle, or in the real old davs they gathered before the burning Y^ule log. Grandmother paused to complete an intricate stitch in her knitting. "My grandfather," she went on, "al I could see Grandmother was somt^j what shocked at my calling her sohir a "(jueer" one, but my request for ddt-; Initions disarmed her. " 'Nowel' is a word we do not iise nowadays, but It was a joyous aho^t at the Birth ot the Savior, and "bol-pen' means helped." Grandmother again picked lip ber tasciriator. "My favorite carol la God Rest You, Merry Gentlembn,' she went on, "and if you will be quiet and not make any tnore 'quoer' remarks, I'll sing it to you." "I'll promise. If I don't forget." She ' ways spoke of the nocturnal aeren- i sang: : ades, 'the Calling of the Walls,' which i God rest, you, merry gentlemea,. : kept up even In his time In rural Eng- i Lot nothing you dismay, I land. For seven auccesaive nights sing-1 For Jesus Christ, Our Savior, i ers and players paraded before every | Was born upon this dav. Grandmother was humming a faintly faralliir old tune InHt n|ght,*a8 ^he aat in hor,favorlte rocjklnglchair, tnit-t'.r.K a faeclautor with l^Jg w^P^^" nt-edles. My- what Gratidn^oth. r .does not know about knlttin�j Hei^ It is just before ChrlstmaSpit|pilOob at'tho mittena and scarfs, ns isdU'as a Iito-slzc sweater, she has alriafiy ^;c^jj|pnd! ent tune from any I had over heard before. "Whore did  you learn that sont;, Grandmother?" I asked. "OU, sonny, I've sort of always known that. It's an old, old English carol which my grandfather taught me. My, how the years have flo-frn. I can remember clearly his telling of ^ -^. ____ .the country Christmas celebrations in Grandmother -iiras nevO;^ ^o no^pV.'h3 \ England. In those days pleasures were when knitting and humirfln? to ;r�r-mU, but lact night she aaog a diKcrr simple. Tbe Squire of the Manor threw opeli Ibis doors to his tenants largo home and chanted Christmas" songs and carols. "How awfully interesting Grand mama," I said. "Won't you sing me a carol?" "I'm afraid I've forgotten roost all I've learned, but I'll try. This one I believe is called 'Master's in the Hall.' " To Bethlem did they go, the shepherds three- To Bethlehem did they go to see whe'e it were so or no. Whether Christ were bom or no To set men free. Master's in the Hall, Hear ye news today. Brought over sea, Nowel! Nowel! Nowel! Nowel! Sing we clear! Holpen are all folk on earth, Born la Gpd's son bo dear. "Why, what a queer song that ia, Grandmama," I exclaimed. "J like the To Save Ua all from Satan's power /| When we wore gone astray. Oh, tidings of comfort and joy For Jesus Christ, Our Savior,  Was born on Christmas Day. "That's a lovely carol." I exclaimed, "and I just want to tell you, I. have thought of a brand new Idea for a Christmas present for you. Let's gp over to the phonograph shop and picl^ out all the carols they have." "That would make me very happy," aald Grandmother. "How I fehall' lov6 to hear them sung again. We'll haVQ ^ a real old-fashioned Christmas thia. year. When the faihlly all gets h^re,, w^'ll get a log to burn in the fireplace, and after some games, we will play the records. You youngsters need to learn the good old Christmas carols. As .Toaeph was a walkln' He heard an angel sing. This night shall be the blrthnlght Of Christ our heavenly King." ^ � ;