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What do candles symbolize in windows?

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Especially in pioneer days when neighbors were so far apart and people traveled in desolate country sides some people would put a candle in the window as a beacon for a weary traveler or, if they were expecting guests. It was a welcoming gesture and, during heavy storms saved many a people's lives. During wars times (not done much at all now) mothers or wives would point to the candle in the window before their son or husband went to war and assured them it would be lit every night waiting for him to come home safe and sound. It was to show him he was much loved and not forgotten. == ==

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