Category Archives: traditions

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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“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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I Say, G’day, Eh?

On this month’s ‘free’ week, I thought I would discuss the differences and questions of writing in American English and the British/Australian/Canadian versions. There can be big differences. Many years ago, before information was at everyone’s fingertips on the Internet, … Continue reading

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Salute to the Fallen

With this being the week leading up to Memorial Day, the topic for us a tribute to those who died in the military service, not to be confused with Veteran’s Day, where we honor all who have served in the … Continue reading

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Oh, The First Snow Fall of the Winter

The question of the week is: Do we have First Day of Winter or First Snowfall traditions? Um, no. When I was a kid it was exciting to see snow. I grew up in the Washington, DC suburbs and only … Continue reading

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Winter? Not Fun

Do you have any first day of winter/first snowfall traditions? One of our foxes asked that question for this week, and it definitely had me stumped. We get plenty of snow here in West Michigan, but I honestly can’t think … Continue reading

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NaNo? No, No

The question of the week is: Did we engage in the National Novel Writing Month, (usually called “NaNo” or “NaNoWriMo”), which is a 50,000 word novel-writing challenge. Um…no… ARE YOU KIDDING? My first thought is, “Who the heck thought that … Continue reading

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