Category Archives: holidays

Write Seasons

Is there a particular time of year when my writing is more productive? That is going to be hard for me to answer, since my life has recently changed a great deal. Per my post of two weeks ago, I … Continue reading

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I Be-leaf Autumn is My Favorite Season

Ah, my favorite thing about Autumn? EVERYTHING. When I was growing up, we lived in a very temperate zone, with four distinct seasons. They eked into each other at the beginning or the end at times, but Winters were generally … Continue reading

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The Traditional Southern Table

In the day of a global economy with refrigerated food carriers it’s hard to believe that until very recently in history people ate only what they could find locally.  That being the case, around what products did southern cuisine grow … Continue reading

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Favorite Beasts are a Myth

What are my favorite Mythological Beasts? Wow. Most of them are actually pretty bad. Except for unicorns. I was never terribly impressed with unicorns. Maybe it’s because I didn’t grow up in the Middle Ages, nor was I a little … 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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Easter: Family, Food and Pomp

This week we are talking about what Easter traditions we may have. Mine are in flux. I was raised in a non-religious household. We didn’t celebrate Christian holidays as much as we celebrated on Christian holidays. Easter was no exception. My … Continue reading

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Faith and Family

One of the foxes asked us to explain how we celebrate Easter. In our family, as I’m sure it is with most families who observe it as a Christian holiday, the day has two distinct parts: worship and family mealtime. … Continue reading

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