Category Archives: traditions

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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War and Peace

At any period of your life, did your extended family have big “get-togethers” around Independence Day? is our question of the week. As everyone should know by now, I grew up in the Washington, DC suburbs. The Fourth of July … 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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Grand Old Names

On this ‘Free Week’, I am inspired by a Facebook post shared by Denise Williams Salter, (the delightful and lovely wife of The Hound), about women picking their grandmother monikers: https://www.facebook.com/SouthernThingSoTrue/videos/1950013688661976/UzpfSTE2NjgzNzc3NTU6MTAyMTM5NDc3MTg5MjE1OTQ/ This is not just a ‘southern thing’, but the … 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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Misuse of Terminology

After busy months of becoming a freshman in high school in a new town, my grandson finally got back into his reading groove and back to having me reading a series with him. After the mostly tame and always ‘bad-guys-become-good’ … Continue reading

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