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The true meaning of Christmas

December 11, 2011

Once upon a past Christmas celebration in 1994, the descendants of the late Martin and Mary Bielat of Dunkirk joined together at the farm of Ignatius "Joe" Bielat to rejoice in the true meaning of Christmas, family and friendship. The cold and bleak barn that at one time housed cattle was transformed into a winter wonderland complete with a 15' Christmas tree trimmed with golden lights and crimson ornaments. Antique oil lamps provided a soft glow throughout the barn which was adorned with yards of red, green, and gold garland that hung majestically from the rafters. The coal stove, over half a century old, radiated warmth throughout the humble dwelling.



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