Category Archives: favorites

The Keeper of Lost Things

 As I often do, I looked for something to break up the series I was listening to and found a gem. Apparently, this book was a big hit when it was published at the end of 2017. I believe that … Continue reading

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Two Favorite Gifts at Christmas

Well, Let Me Qualify That By Jeff Salter Topic: What are the two best Christmas presents you ever received? Gosh, folks, I’ve strained my brain on this topic. For one thing, we’ve covered this general territory (here at 4F1H) in … Continue reading

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Christmas, Once Again

“How does/did your family countdown to Christmas? Did/do you have any special family traditions?” Ch-ch-ch-changes! My mother decorated early. We always got a huge Christmas tree, one carefully selected and as close to prefect as possible. Seriously, my generally tight-fisted, … Continue reading

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We Need a Little Christmas, Right This Very Minute

(I may have said all of this before, but for once, I am not taking time to check. Bear with me.) I was always opposed to Christmas decorations and Christmas music before Thanksgiving or on Thanksgiving, but in the last … Continue reading

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Another Agatha

When most of us hear “Agatha” in conjunction with mysteries, we think “Christie”, which is why many more recent writers harken back to that name in their own mystery works. Once again, I started a series of M.C. Beaton stories, … Continue reading

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My Favorite Christmas Films

And “You’ll Shoot Your Eye Out” is at the Top By Jeff Salter Topic: Do you have a favorite Christmas / holiday novel? What about your favorite movie? Do you restrict reading/viewing of Christmas / holiday themed books / movies … Continue reading

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In Tune with Toons

This week’s theme of discussing cartoons was my idea, so where do I start and end? I had an older brother and sister so I was watching cartoons as soon as my mother brought me home. I adore the original … Continue reading

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Hard to Beat Bugs Bunny

But there were MANY great cartoon characters back in the golden age By Jeff Salter Let’s get a few details out of the way before I begin.1. I’m calling the ‘golden age’ of cartoons as the ones on network TV … Continue reading

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Song Sung Blue

Our resident hound asked, “What color best describes you? Why that color?”   I’ve always been drawn to the color blue. The particular shade of blue that I choose as my favorite depends on the time of day, my mood, and … Continue reading

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Parting Is Such Sweet Sorrow

(I’m back after being ill and I just hope that I make sense! I have no idea why it posted in italics.) This week: If you had to get rid of most of your belongings in order to move into a … Continue reading

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