Christmas Past...Christmas Present
By Carole Hornsby Haynes, Ph.D. December 20, 2019
Adapted with permission from the “The Tapestry” (the Family Tree of Reuben and Sarah Morrison Hornsby) authored by Dorothy Landoll
As I saw the Christmas traditions to which I was accustomed being purposely ripped from our nation, I began to wonder about how our ancestors had observed Christmas. What was it like in the American colonies and then the new nation? Was Christmas ever like the Victorian cards that we send or the heart warming stories we read over and over each season?