Weekend Snapshot: God Bless it!

Actor and writer William Kinsolving read Charles Dickens's "A Christmas Carol" at the Gunn Memorial Library in Washington, Connecticut, on Friday evening. His apt and sensitive rendering of 30 characters in this classic Christmas ghost story was spellbinding. These are two of the library's windows.

"But I am sure I have always thought of Christmas time . . . as a good time; a kind, forgiving, charitable, pleasant time: the only time I know of, in the long calendar of the year, when men and women seem by one consent to open their shut-up hearts freely, and to think of people below them as if they really were fellow-passengers to the grave, and not another race of creatures bound on other journeys. And therefore, uncle, though it has never put a scrap of gold or silver in my pocket, I believe that it has done me good, and will do me good; and I say, God bless it!'" (Scrooge's nephew Fred, "A Christmas Carol")

Weekend Snapshot

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  1. Thanks Sandy for your recently visits, I wish you Happy Holidays, a Merry Christmas and a great and prosperous new year!
    Livio.

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  2. Nice shot and post for weekend snap shot right before Christmas. I hope that you and yours have a happy joyful Christmas.

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  3. Anonymous9:07 PM

    Nice photo and an even nicer and apt message. Here is wishing you and your family a joyous Christmas.


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  4. Hi, Sandy! You really have a collection of nice pictures/ paintings with great stories!

    Happy Holidays and you are ne of God's gifts for the season!I am so blessed to have known you.

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  5. Anonymous9:49 PM

    Your blog is beautiful! Thank you so much for your recent visits to my blog. Sorry I haven't been visiting other blogs lately. I'll be back soon! I enjoy your writing and your wonderful photos.

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  6. Very inspiring to read some like this. Great photo!
    Happy Holidays!

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  7. Great shot Sandy! May you and your family have a blessed and wonderful Christmas.

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  8. Anonymous11:24 PM

    Thanks for sharing this with us. Happy holidays!

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  9. A very lovely piece. Thanks for sharing.

    Have a wonderful and blessed Christmas week ahead. :) TC

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  10. wow! thats a very lovely picture of yours, indeed you have a great picture...keep it up!!!

    here is mine:
    Snapshot1...
    Happy Weekend and Merry Christmas TC :)

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  11. That's a lovely artwork. Thanks for sharing the beautiful meaning behind it.

    Thanks Sandy for visiting. I wish you a lovely Christmas celebration with your family.

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  12. great pics you have... inspiring meassage behind them, too.

    you have a Blessed Christmas!

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  13. What intricate windows.

    Come check out my Weekend Snapshot if you get a chance! :)

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  14. Anonymous2:45 AM

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! May our world this coming year, and all the years to come, be blessed with peace, love, joy and bountiful blessings.

    Like the photo and the message that went with it.

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  15. Anonymous3:02 AM

    wonderful shots and its very interesting. great post too!

    Merry Christmas!

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  16. I love stained glass and there are so many beautiful ones in your country.
    Merry Christmas, Sandy!

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  17. Happy holidays Sandy! I wish you and your family all the best. :)

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  18. I love Dickens Sandy. His books are classics and perfect to read at this time of year. They are showing an adaptation of the Old Curiosity Shop here on tv on Boxing Day. Great post. Merry Christmas!

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  19. P.S. Love the beautiful stain glass window too

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  20. a very beautiful stained glass captured perfectly.
    thanks for sharing this wonderful story.

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  21. Anonymous9:08 AM

    Just stopping by to wish you and your family a very merry Christmas!

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  22. Beautiful picture. Thanks for sharing i stories as well!
    Merry Christmas

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  23. Lovely windows! It must've been wonderful to hear A Christmas Carol read. Wishing you a Merry Christmas.

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  24. Ohh I like this stain Glass..I hope you have a great Holiday..;)

    Liza Pepper

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  25. awesom shot... have a merry and blessed Christmas to you my friend!.....

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  26. Hi Sandy,
    Just wanted to wish you and yours a very happy Christmas and new year.
    Angie

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  27. nice pics!

    btw, just joined WS :-)

    MERRY CHRISTMAS!

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  28. Those glass windows are quite a beauty.

    Thanks for visiting my weekend snapshot and ave a wonderful holiday!

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  29. Anonymous8:23 AM

    Merry Christmas

    Benghui & Bengbeng


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  30. Anonymous4:16 PM

    A beautiful picture! Hope you had a wonderful Christmas...

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