Category Archives: traditions

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 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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Campfires

We are asked for our campfire memories this week. All of mine started as an adult. We never went camping when I was a kid, although I did commandeer my brother’s pup tent some Summer nights when a cousin would … Continue reading

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Meet Me At The Campfire

Memories of Cool Weather and Roaring Fires By Jeff Salter This week our topic seeks memories of campfires or bonfires. My discussion of bonfires will be brief, because I recall only one — either my junior or senior year of … 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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Bridging the Generations to School

When I was a kid, we had long summer vacations from school. We were usually out by the first week of June, and went back the first weekday after Labor Day, (which was not yet a Monday Holiday and always … Continue reading

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