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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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Ringing in the New Year

New Year’s Eve isn’t a special occasion at our house. Since my hubby is usually asleep by the time most people are eating their dinners, I’m usually sitting here alone, either watching television, reading, sewing, or eating. So this week’s … Continue reading

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Extraordinary Celebrations

This week’s topic is about new (to us) and unusual holiday celebrations. There have been two occasions – that I can recall – when I celebrated a familiar holiday in an unfamiliar way, and there was another time when I … Continue reading

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It’s Groundhog Day!

This week’s assignment is to write about special things that have happened around Groundhog Day.  Since I spent twenty-eight years teaching elementary school students, I’ve probably spent more time dwelling on this pseudo holiday than people in other professions. A … Continue reading

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Celebrations all around

“Smile…it makes people wonder what you’re up to.”  ― Jill Shalvis, Simply Irresistible MLK Jr Day – Well I spent almost half of Saturday figuring out what that could be. In my defence, I didn’t feel very well, because if … Continue reading

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Now, It’s ‘Independence Day’ To Me

To be honest, I never felt terribly patriotic growing up, but OH! how we did do up the Fourth of July with fireworks! We bought them early and we bought a lot of mostly small ones, but they lasted through … Continue reading

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