Category Archives: traditions

If the Boot Fits…

This week we have been re-imagining fairy tales. Most of the fairy-tale known widely in America are originally German, because of the Grimm Brothers, who traveled throughout their part of Europe collecting, and then publishing, folk stories. There are many … Continue reading

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Get Ready For Spring

“What do you do to welcome/get ready for spring?” Like for everyone else, things are a bit different this year, due to the novel Covid virus. But here is what hasn’t changed. I’m cleaning out closets, getting rid of clothes … Continue reading

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Travels With My Family

When on a trip (either a long vacation or a day trip) how do you occupy the travel time, or keep the kids occupied? With kids, it is a little different. When my kids were under 8-10, we lived in … Continue reading

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Dressing for the Occasion

I posed this week’s question: “Do you dress in any particular color or style for holidays or special days?” I believe that I was misunderstood by some. I did not meant to ask about ‘dressing-up’ for holidays. I wondered if … Continue reading

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Oh, Yes, I Would

The question today is whether or not I’d ever do acupuncture. The short answer is yes. I wouldn’t hesitate to use it if necessary.  I knew what acupuncture was, but one day I saw a documentary set in China. A … Continue reading

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Overheard, But Not Remembered

“Have you overheard a conversation and added it in some way to a story?” Apparently, this was a suggestion of mine and again, one that I wish I had made notations about when I thought it up. I cannot think … Continue reading

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Deck the Halls… or Not

This week one of our foxes asked, “How early do you start shopping/decorating for the holidays?” I’ve never been one to spend much time decorating our house. I suppose it’s because I probably spend less time in my home than … Continue reading

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Loyal to What?

Only if They Deliver By Jeff Salter One day last week – before I’d even peeked at this week’s 4F1H topic – I was posting on FB about brand loyalty. I won’t repeat the whole thing here, but suffice it … Continue reading

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Relativity

  This week, the resident hound asked, “What forms of address do you use in your family?” I found this topic difficult to expound upon. It’s not because my family members call each other weird names, but because we don’t. … Continue reading

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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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