Category Archives: Family

War and Peace

At any period of your life, did your extended family have big “get-togethers” around Independence Day? is our question of the week. As everyone should know by now, I grew up in the Washington, DC suburbs. The Fourth of July … Continue reading

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Family Fun on the Fourth

This week, our resident hound asked about Fourth of July celebrations. Specifically, about large celebrations with extended family. When I first noted the topic, I thought this would be an extremely short post, because I have very few extended family … Continue reading

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What RUNS in the Family?

“What hereditary characteristic(s) do you have that you’re happy with? Are there any that make you unhappy?” is our question this week. Well! How does one not toot one’s own horn? By all concerned, my sister was always considered the … Continue reading

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Leading Questions

What three questions would we ask a famous historical figure? ONE historical figure? I not only simply enjoy history, I married a history major, so historical figures are discussed a great deal in our house. This is a really difficult … Continue reading

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Guest: Author Larissa Reinhart

Today it is my privilege to welcome multi-award winning author Larissa Reinhart. Larissa and I met, as so often, via mutual friends online. Larissa has had a varied and well-traveled life and we are going to have her let us … Continue reading

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Assault Authors

This week we are talking about book genres that we hate/really don’t like. When I am asked what I read, I generally say, “Everything”, but that isn’t completely accurate. There was a time when I used to say, “Everything but … Continue reading

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Grand Old Names

On this ‘Free Week’, I am inspired by a Facebook post shared by Denise Williams Salter, (the delightful and lovely wife of The Hound), about women picking their grandmother monikers: https://www.facebook.com/SouthernThingSoTrue/videos/1950013688661976/UzpfSTE2NjgzNzc3NTU6MTAyMTM5NDc3MTg5MjE1OTQ/ This is not just a ‘southern thing’, but the … Continue reading

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