PLAIN VIEW HERITAGE FARM,

RURAL BRYANT, SD, PRESENTS:

THE PLAIN VIEW HERITAGE FARM

CHRISTMAS CENTER

REPUBLISHED CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR'S LETTER

OF GRANDPA AND GRANDMA STADEM WHILE STILL ABIDING ON PVF,

IT HAS A BLESSING FOR YOU!

"Alfred and Bergit Stadem's Christmas and New Year's Letter,

Reviewing the Significant and Tragic Events,

along with God's Mercy and Blessings and Comforts,

for the Years 1947 to 1948."

You will want to look into it!

It ends with a word for us today,

to help launch this new year of 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, and Onward, in the best way even as it helped launch 1948 for his generation and our loved ones and friends at that time.

Alfred Stadem's Christmas Letter of 1963

Pearl Stadem-Hobeck Ginther, Centenarian and matriarch of the Alfred and Bergit Stadem families, has this 2009 Christmas greeting for all family and friends:

"What a joy to look forward to a lovely Christmas filled with joy and happiness and many surprises. This is the joy the Lord has given me, because Jesus is the Way, the Truth, and the Life--'No man comes to the Father, but by Me,' he said. And I wish the same to you folks. It's been a while since I last visited with you folks, but I won't forget you. Lovingly, Gr Gr Pearl

Joseph Rangen Christmas Letter, 2003:

Joe Rangen's Thanksgiving/Christmas Letter of 2003

Rangen Christmas Letter

Christmas and New Year's Letter of 1947-1948, Reviewing Significant Events and Looking with Faith and Hope to the Future Blessings of God

If you want to read how little brother Calvin Taylor was saved through a four or five year old sister's prayer's, read Cora and Carl Taylor's Christmas Letter, 1947:

Cora and Carl Taylor's Christmas Letter, Vina, California, December, 1947

Cora & Carl Taylor's Christmas Letter, 1978

Cora Taylor's Christmas Letter of 2000

Before the angels get one up on us earthlings, it is:

Time to start learning Christmas carols, "Julen Sanger," from Norway! These are great for the family gathered round the Christmas tree at Julekveld! Grandma Bergit Stadem described how over in Norway she and her family would sing songs and join hands and circle around the Christmas tree, a beatiful memory she carried her whole life. Here are 7 lovely Christmas carols from the N.A.L. song booklet:

"Julen Sanger," Christmas Carols from Norway


"I'll Never Forget Christmas at Grandma's," a True-Life Account by Lois Smyth

At the Plain View Farm Heritage Center Barn, we plan for many Christmas activities in the near future. They will include a horse drawn sleigh, just as the Stadems used in years gone by to go to church in almost every Sunday, Stadem daughter Pearl Ginther recalls fondly.

Caroling round the Christmas tree in the Norwegian manner, hand in hand, followed by a sleigh ride to town to do more caroling at the Nursing Home and around about the streets. Then lots of fellowship, fun, and food back at the Heritage Center after a warmup in front of the big fireplace! Sound like fun? It will no doubt be an unforgettable experience for friends, family, and other guests at Christmastime.

"Sleighride Side by Side With Jesus," A Pictorial Ride with the King of Christmas, by Ron Ginther

Axel Lundring's Letter, "Christmas in May," to Pearl Ginther:

Hazel Zachariason's Christmas Card

The Billy Graham Library in Charlotte, North Carolina, offers much the same thing as we envison for PVF in the near future. The Billy Graham Library features a live Nativity scene, delicious Holiday treats, and the merry sound of carolers, plus a ride in a horse-drawn wagon. Contact the library on-line for times and location.

Billy Graham Library

Go to the Buffalo Mound site, for the Christmas Letter from Grandmother and "Mama" Bergit Stadem, and Christmas Card (1947) to the Ginther Family

The Plain View Heritage Farm Holiday Center:

Holiday Central

The Buffalo Mound Home Page

Plain View Heritage Farm Home Page 1


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