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Why did Santa pass us by?

December 16, 2013 Once upon a time long, long ago, my family lived on a busy street in Dunkirk. more »»

Memories from the ‘40s

December 16, 2013 For Christmas in World War II, I received a light blue girls “Victory Bike” with tall wheels. Since there was a shortage of rubber the wheels were thin. That was when I was 8 years old. more »»

Remembering school in Laona

December 16, 2013 I always think of the times that I went to school in Laona, back in the ‘30s and ‘40s, so this puts the time as long ago. Each year we would have a Christmas play in the largest room. Mr. more »»

Christmas in 1928

December 16, 2013 Living on a farm was a very memorable time. Family was Mom and Dad, Grandpa Manning, Little Brother and m. more »»

Christmas Eves past

December 16, 2013 It became a custom for us to celebrate Christmas with extended family on Christmas Eve. I recall two specific celebrations that impacted my growing up experiences. more »»

Learning Polish for Christmas

December 15, 2013 To my knowledge, Mr. (Oscar) Bixby didn’t dress up like Santa Claus. He never handed me a wrapped Christmas package or laughed with a hearty “ho, ho, ho. more »»

Ludwig family traditions

December 15, 2013 My favorite holiday is Christmas. Traditions make it more fun. One of my family traditions is going to the Botanical Gardens in Buffalo to see the poinsettia display and the trains. more »»

Memories from Trinity Lutheran Church

December 15, 2013 My most fond Christmas memories are of the church I attended all of my life. Trinity Lutheran Church in Silver Creek was an important part of my childhood, youth and adult lif. more »»

How does Santa get up here?

December 15, 2013 I have always been the easily amused kind — even from my younger days. Although I am not that old currently, growing up in the early to mid ’90s but you get what I’m saying. more »»

Grandma and her Christmas tree

December 15, 2013 Christmas, it seems, was often on my grandmother’s mind. I don’t know why. This was never explained, it just was, and perhaps is a mystery. Perhaps her husband wondered about it. more »»

Cat treasures

December 15, 2013 I laughed when I got an envelope in the mail recently addressed to Brenda, Tara and Frisko Butler. Frisko is my favorite ca. more »»

A reason to laugh out loud

December 15, 2013 Through the years, my mother would refer to 1987 as “the year there was no Christmas.” My father had died on Dec. 16 and his funeral took place three days later. more »»

Christmas memories and traditions

December 15, 2013 Christmas time brings back a flood of memories of long ago special Christmas and holiday traditions for me. more »»

Vintage treasures and trinkets to discover

December 15, 2013 There is a giant treasure in Dunkirk which, surprisingly, many local people don’t seem to know about. It should not be a secret. more »»

The ‘good old days’

December 15, 2013 I spent my Christmases in the 1950s in Buffalo. My Dad would build the most amazing Christmas village on two hinged inside doors with a hole in the center for the tree. more »»

Christmas Eve on the farm

December 15, 2013 Christmas Eve is the most mystical and magical night of the yea. more »»

Singing like the angels at Christmas

December 15, 2013 When Ted Jakubowski, a United States Navy World War II veteran and Dunkirk native, died in California in 1982, among his personal papers was a 1936 Christmas letter from his godchild and niece. more »»

Making Christmas cookies – a fun holiday tradition

December 15, 2013 Traditions bring people together. Special foods often accompany these customs, from appetizers and main dishes, to desserts of countless varietie. more »»

Remembering Pearl Harbor

December 9, 2013 People remember where they were when they heard the news of 9-11. Those who are older also remember their circumstances when President John F. Kennedy was assassinated 50 years ago. more »»

Think of pets during the Christmas season

December 8, 2013 The Christmas season is here; a time for giving and receiving, helping those in need, and getting together with family and friends. more »»



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