Category Archives: Holiday

Guest Writer/Editor Barb Goffman

Today my guest is writer-editor Barb Goffman. Barb and I met online and I was thrilled to be able to meet her in person this past summer, although the visit was not long enough. Barb is a multi-award winning mystery … Continue reading

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High-Balling* to the New Year

We were to be discussing memorable New Year’s Eves, ones that stick out in our memories. You don’t want to hear about those. I had a few full of tears, but worse, a few full of hopes, a few full … Continue reading

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Ringing in the New Year

New Year’s Eve isn’t a special occasion at our house. Since my hubby is usually asleep by the time most people are eating their dinners, I’m usually sitting here alone, either watching television, reading, sewing, or eating. So this week’s … Continue reading

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The Element of Surprise

This week we are asked if we have ever taken part in a holiday celebration that was totally new to us and my answer is, “Gee, no”. I know people from all over the world. I have people that I … Continue reading

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Extraordinary Celebrations

This week’s topic is about new (to us) and unusual holiday celebrations. There have been two occasions – that I can recall – when I celebrated a familiar holiday in an unfamiliar way, and there was another time when I … Continue reading

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Fall Down,Lights Up

The question this week is “When do we decorate for Christmas?” The answer: After Thanksgiving weekend, and not a day before. A regional radio station starts playing all-Christmas music before Halloween. I suppose they are trying to get retail audiences, … Continue reading

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“Gathering” Dishes

We are talking about dishes and their meaning in our lives this week. I have started giving away many of my vast collection of serving dishes, cake plates, etc. I am a recovering after-holiday clearance shopper. Those special plates are … Continue reading

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