Observer Todayhttp://www.observertoday.comTop Headlinesen-usFri, 19 Dec 2014 04:24:29 EDTFri, 19 Dec 2014 04:24:29 EDT Christmas Journey semester had just ended. There was an air of excitement and exhilaration in the student body at the University of Illinois, School of Veterinary Medicine as we all packed up to head home for Christmas.Sun, 14 Dec 2014 00:00:00 EDTHeirloom Christmas Decorations's a wonderful time of the year! Christmas music is filling the airways and my home. Villages and stores are decorated for the holidays. Colorful Christmas lights twinkle in the night, making me smile and warming our spirit.Sun, 14 Dec 2014 00:00:00 EDTThe best Christmas ever morning 1980, my family awoke to gifts under a decorated hemlock tree and overflowing stockings hanging on the bar between the kitchen and living room. Three weeks ago, I hadn't thought this could possibly happen. On Dec.Sun, 14 Dec 2014 00:00:00 EDTDiane R. Chodan's Christmas memory the 1950s and '60s when I was growing up, a good number of small businesses were located in Dunkirk's Fourth Ward.Sun, 14 Dec 2014 00:00:00 EDTArtistic dad creates special memories for his children year at Christmas time my dad, Charles Zink, would paint a Christmas scene on our living room big picture window. The ideas for the scene would come from Christmas cards. He would put his interpretation of it on the window.Sun, 14 Dec 2014 00:00:00 EDT