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Christmas traditions in Past Times
November 25, 2013 - Mike Donahey
Tradition and Christmas go hand in glove, and that is why the December Past Times will explore a Marshalltown woman’s Christmas candle collection, a local church’s Christmas Eve service with origins back to the 1950s and a sentimental look at Christmases past will await readers.
And no, it will not be like the "Ghost of Christmas Past" that haunted Ebeneezer Scrooge in Charles Dickens' classic "A Christmas Carol."
Esteemed Past Times columnist Barb Scafferi of Northwood contributes with Christmas memories from her unique perspective.
News from the Historical Society of Marshall County and a short column by this writer will round out the edition.
Subscribers will find Past Times in the Dec. 1 edition of the Times-Republican and online readers will find it available Dec. 2.