My favorite place to go was the midnight mass at Holy Child Jesus with Father Shine performing the mass.Ken Ball Sunny (Rainy) San Diego Merry Christmas to each of you who visit here. It seemed that the essence of the holiday was intact then. Martha Power, which schools did you attend in Richmond Hill, and when, your name sounds familiar to me. I'm feeling homesick lately and find myself drawn to things past this Christmas night. from where the RKO used to be and down that block toward Jamaica Ave. Stanley, the owner, used to accompany us kids back into the kitchen to visit and see the cooking. Seems like there was a Christian Science bookstore right around there and an art's supply store where my folks bought me modeling clay. Years later when we lived in Miami we were amazed when a Jahn's opened near the Americana Hotel. May we all have a good year with good health, good jobs, safe in our homes and loving friends and family surrounding us through the year, this is my wish to all.Many thanks, Marty Munitz To all, Merry Christmas & Happy New Year to all Richmond Hillie's, may you all enjoy warmth, love, good companionship, and also the wonderful food of the Christmas Season.
As such Christmas was a time of splurging on things like special desserts - many were ethnically based, and hand down from generation to generation.For us, it was things like struffoli, torrone crescent shaped anise cookies, a grain pudding with pectin, and fruit cakes.