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DFH Volume 1 Issue 25 By Jim Dayton The Joy of Christ in Christmas was never so real as the evening our neighborhood in Connecticut got together for caroling and refreshments. We lived in a new 88-acre development, and we were all corporate gypsies. Its residents came from every […]
DFH Volume 1 Issue 25 By Jim Dayton I never believed in Santa Claus. From my beginning, dad taught me that Santa was mythological and that the celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ was the entire purpose for Christmas. When I was in 2nd grade, I let my friend, […]
Christmas memories are some of the fondest of a lifetime full of memories. When I published a Sunday School Newsletter in Texas in the nineties, I asked the class to send me stories of their fondest Christmas memories. Here are some that I wrote for that newsletter. DFH Volume 1 […]
There’s No Place Like Home By Dave Hayes (Grandson of Charles Dayton) Living the life of a nomadic military family had its ups and downs. Sure, we got to see so much of the country and even sampled some life overseas. But when it came to the holidays, we […]
DFH Volume 1 Issue 24 Shirley Tharp sent in a photo which has previously been unknown. The portrait is of Jessie Belle Dayton, wife of Wilber Thomas Dayton Sr, and my generation’s grandmother. My guess is that gramma would have been about 50 years old in this photo. The photo, […]
DFH Volume 1 Issue 24 Shirley (Denton Bortner Kuhn Tharp) daughter of Flossie [Dayton] Denton Continued from Volume 1 Issue 23 In 2001, I moved to Overland Park, KS, to work at Headquarters, Church of the Nazarene, Kansas City, MO. I worked there for five years as an Accountant for […]