Category Archives: Christmas

Guest: Author Deb Marlowe

I have been a FB Friend of Deb Marlowe’s for some time. She and I have a number of mutual writer friends and we are both big iced tea lovers. I enjoy her posts, her humor, she can write and … Continue reading

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Bound to be Snow

We are talking about being snowed-in this week. It only happened a few times to me, mostly because I grew up in suburbia. I am always ready for any reason that would prevent me from getting out to buy supplies. … Continue reading

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The Day After Christmas

Okay, Christmas is over, passing in a blur of laughter, food, friends and family, wrapping paper, and cranky, over-stimulated children. It was totally glorious, but I’m so tired I can hardly move. I’m so worn out I’m even thinking that … Continue reading

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A Gift of Books

Besides being an author, I was a social studies teacher at our local high school. A few years ago, I noticed something very unusual going on in my first period class. I was standing in front of the class discussing … Continue reading

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Winter? Wonder.

What do I like the most about Winter? I DON’T like the cold anymore. I think ice storms make most of the trees, bushes and man-made structures look beautiful! Branches look as though they are encased in glass. A few … Continue reading

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I Like Winter

This week we were supposed to talk about things we actually like about winter, but in fact, I don’t dislike the season at all. For one thing I live in South Carolina, which means we seldom get snow. When we … Continue reading

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Dad, How Could You?

One Christmas Eve a long time ago, Santa came to my house and left a doll family under my tree. I was so thrilled! I had a mommy and daddy doll and a baby doll. The mama doll was a … Continue reading

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