Dec. 24, 1995
A Christmas Hymn
O Little Town of Bethlehem
Today's reading: "O Little Town of Bethlehem" by Phillips Brooks. "A Christmas Hymn" by Richard Wilbur from ADVICE TO A PROPHET & OTHER POEMS, published by Harcourt Brace & Co.
Birthday of journalist I. F. Stone, born in 1907.
Explorer Kit Carson born in 1809.
English poet Matthew Arnold born in 1822.
Vincent van Gogh cut off his ear in 1888.
Christmas holiday was observed in New York beginning in the 17th century.
First Christmas tree in the White House in 1856.
A CHRISTMAS CAROL by Charles Dickens was published in the United States in 1843 and became immensely popular.
Be well, do good work, and keep in touch.®