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Christmastime in the City – I Grew Up Loving the City of Hartford

Posted on November 20, 2014

Reflection by Jacqueline Bennett I grew up loving the city of Hartford, especially at Christmastime. When I was a child, Hartford, Connecticut was a bustling holiday destination reminiscent of the lyrics from Silver Bells. “City sidewalks, busy sidewalks, Dressed in holiday style, In the air there’s a feeling of Christmas, Children laughing, People passing, Meeting smile after smile, and on every street corner you’ll hear Silver Bells, Silver Bells, It’s Christmastime in the city, ring-a-ling, Hear them sing, soon it will be Christmas Day, Strings of street lights, even stop lights, Blink a bright red and green, As the shoppers rush home with their treasures, Hear the snow crunch, See the kids rush, this is Santa’s big scene, And above all the bustle…

Christmas and G. Fox & Co.

Posted on December 24, 2013

By: Jacqueline Bennett newsandviewsjb.comĀ    When I was growing up, G.Fox & Co. in downtown Hartford, Connecticut played a big part in Christmas for my family. In America’s golden era of thriving downtown department stores, G. Fox & Co, a.k.a. “Fox’s”, was known as “Connecticut’s Department Store.”   Christmas shopping at “Fox’s” would get underway for us the day after Thanksgiving. It continued each weekend until the arrival of the holiday. My father worked in the city so the family rode into Hartford with him. We spent the day shopping then met him after he got off work. Often we had dinner downtown.   “Fox’s” was a magical destination at this time of year. My mother made sure we were dressed-up for these excursions.…