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  • The Bonham High School Choir will be performing Christmas carols, plus we will have a ventriloquist, Nancy and Her Friends put on "The Great Christmas Cookie Caper" show. There will also be an appearance from Santa himself.
  • I remember the year my dad (the last of the Great Romantics) gave my mom a toaster for Christmas. It was a four-slice variety, but in place of the simple "push down" bar, there was a panel of controls complicated enough to run the entire Strategic Air Command.
  • From my childhood days in central Texas I can remember being curious about the names given to communities. We lived in Round Prairie and my Lincecum grandparents were in Bald Prairie. When I asked my dad what a "bald" prairie was, he said that a name was needed when the community received a post office. The town site was on open land (prairie) located on a rise between two creeks, and it somewhat resembled a bald head. Since my mother's father was very bald, the name made sense to me.
  • My grandkids and I have a tradition of spending a Saturday afternoon this time of year baking pies, cakes, and cookies for the holidays. I've always let my grandkids lick the spoon from the raw cake batter and raw cookie dough, but now my son is telling me it's not safe to do so. Why is that?
  • 1773 – American Revolution: Boston Tea Party: Members of the Sons of Liberty disguised as Mohawk Indians dump hundreds of crates of tea into Boston harbor as a protest against the Tea Act. The Boston Tea Party was a political and mercantile protest by the Sons of Liberty in Boston, Massachusetts, on December 16, 1773. The target was the Tea Act of May 10, 1773, which allowed the British East India company to sell tea from China in American colonies without paying taxes apart from those imposed by the Townshend Acts. American Patriots strongly opposed the taxes in the Townshend Act as a violation of their rights. Demonstrators, some disguised as Native Americans, destroyed an entire shipment of tea sent by the East India Company. They boarded the ships and threw the chests of tea into the Boston Harbor. The British government responded harshly and the episode escalated into the American Revolution. The Tea Party became an iconic event of American history, and since then other political protests such as the Tea Party movement have referred to themselves as historical successors to the Boston protest of 1773.
  • Last week, the American Legion Post 178 delivered Christmas presents to the residents of the Clyde W. Cosper Texas State Veterans Home. During their visit, the Post treated the resident and staff to a hamburger and hot dog cookout. The Ladies Auxiliary followed, delivering Christmas presents to our female residents on Saturday!