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The holiday season always seems to bring a fair amount of nostalgia.  We look back on the past year, or years passed, often with a mix of emotions.  Mrs. Maude Van Duyne, who lived much of her life in Canadice, was a frequent contributor of historical sketches and other material to the Wayland Register.  She wrote the following article in 1942, in which she gives a charming description of what Christmas was like 50 years earlier.

Thanks to Rick Osiecki of the Little Lakes Community Association, and Mrs. Maude Van Duyne, for the following article, which can be found along with others at www.HemlockCanadiceLakes.com.

Christmas 50 Years Ago

Mrs. Maude Van Duyne

From the Wayland Register, 17 December 1942

Looking at the snow-covered landscape on these wintry December days reminds me that the Christmas season is with us once again.

Merry Christmas!

What a wealth of memories these words call to mind.

For some they will bring memories of a happy day at grandfather’s home with all the uncles...

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