Month: December 2016

Christmas Black and Whites

A blog by Chicken Wrangler Sara My best friend in high school had a job at the local bakery – The Little Cake Box.  We lived in a small town and the bakery served as a social gathering… Read More

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Honoring Christmas

Today’s words of wisdom come from the novella Charles Dickens wrote in December 1843. Dickens also published two other Christmas stories, but A Christmas Carol was by far the most popular having never been out of print. It’s… Read More

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Goodbye Christmas 2016 – 8 Tips for Packing Decorations Away

Yesterday we celebrated Christmas. Are you removing the Christmas decorations today? Or, do you wait until Epiphany or Twelfth Night? Either way, the tree must be unadorned. The things we carefully placed to put us in the holiday… Read More

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The Christmas Scale

This is my all-time, very-favorite Christmas video. I can totally relate to the young narrator and rejoice with him in understanding what his Momma meant. If you have a piano around round your house, give the C scale… Read More

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The Presence around a Christmas Tree

I saw this quote recently in a  magazine and thought it perfect for Wednesday words of wisdom. What do you think?

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Making Holiday Memories

This picture was snapped many years ago after the gift unwrapping. The grands are sharing their gifts with the others. We never hurried to clear the chaos of twenty family members tearing into their gifts. The room was… Read More

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Christmas Trees – the custom and traditions

The tradition of putting up and decorating a Christmas tree began in Germany in the 16th century. Legend has it that Protestant reformer Martin Luther, who was awed by the brilliance of twinkling stars amidst evergreens on a… Read More

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If You Chase a Chicken Into the Coop…

A Blog by Chicken Wrangler Sara If you chase a chicken into the coop and close the door behind you, you may get locked in. If you left your phone in the house you are really stuck. If… Read More

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Remembering Pearl Harbor

Today is the 75th Anniversary of the Pearl Harbor Attack, the day known as a Day of Infamy. Long before I was born (and probably before most of you were born) on this day in 1941, Japanese fighter… Read More

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Let the Christmas Traditions and Customs Begin

Santa is officially tucked in place at Macy’s New York. You did watch the Macy parade on Thanksgiving, didn’t you? Macy’s parade always signals Christmas preparations and traditions can officially begin for me. I absolutely love Christmas customs… Read More

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