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December 22, 2014: I Wish I Had Been There. In Bethlehem

These words are dedicated to the memory of my friend, the late Otis Brumby, Jr., publisher of the Marietta Daily Journal, who encouraged me to run this column each Christmas season. It is also dedicated to those who believe. I wish I had witnessed the birth of the baby Jesus in that humble setting in […]

December 17, 2012: I Wish I Could Have Been There In Bethlehem

This column was a favorite of my friend, Otis Brumby, Jr., publisher of the Marietta Daily Journal and Neighbor Newspapers, who passed away earlier this year.  It is dedicated to his memory. I wish I could have been there.  In Bethlehem. I wish I could have witnessed the birth of the baby Jesus in that […]

Dec. 14, 2009: I Wish I Had Been There. In Bethlehem.

I WISH I HAD BEEN THERE. IN BETHLEHEM. I wish I had been there. In Bethlehem. I wish I had witnessed the birth of the baby Jesus in that humble setting in a lowly manger. Was it really as cold that night as it is sometimes depicted on our Christmas cards or was it a […]