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Decoration Decorum

“How early do you start shopping/decorating for the holidays?” Shopping! How I miss the hustle and bustle of shopping centers decorated to the hilt and finding just the right gift for just the right person! I have been some distance … 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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A Few of My Favorite Things

I posed this week’s question: Do you still have any of your old toys? I’m sentimental. I’d have more, if they had not been left in storage in another state by a relative of mine, and a few that were … Continue reading

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Robbed of a Robe

This week, a few weeks before Christmas, we are discussing the favorite gifts that we have given. The idea was mine. When we make schedules here at 4F, 1H, we split it into three-month blocks so that we each take … Continue reading

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The Gift of Wishes

When my sister says ‘I have an idea for you’, I get a little worried. I tend to be an executor where she is a dreamer. So as soon as I hear those words, my brain starts to chug through … Continue reading

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Gifts are for Giving

This week’s holiday topic: Choosing gifts for others, and a favorite gift that I’ve given. Growing up in a small family, Christmases were generally quiet. Most of our relatives overseas don’t really celebrate the holiday, so there weren’t many gifts … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas to All

… and to All a Good Night! By Jeff Salter           It’s Christmas Day and I find myself recalling Christmases many years ago. [I wrote this column three years ago and don’t think I can improve … Continue reading

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Shopping? Me?

I am somewhat spoiled. In the thirty-five years I’ve known my husband, I have cooked possibly a dozen meals. That’s because hubby does almost ALL the cooking. He always got home from work almost three hours before I did, and … Continue reading

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Weirdest Christmas Presents

By Jeff Salter Quite logically (for this week leading up to Christmas), we’re discussing some of the weirdest gifts we’ve ever received. I’ve given this a good deal of thought and realized that before y’all could appreciate the weird gifts … Continue reading

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Toyland, Toyland…

I hope everyone had a great Christmas; if not fantastic and exciting, at least, one filled with peace. We’re reminiscing about our favorite gifts/toys as kids, and since it is Christmas time, that’s where I’ll go. Dolls. We girls got … Continue reading

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