Category: Holidays

Words from Mount Rushmore – Abraham Lincoln

All month we’ve honored Presidents Day with Wednesday’s Words of Wisdom from the Mount Rushmore presidents. Today’s words come from President Abraham Lincoln, the last face on the right.Mount Rushmore is known as the “Shrine of Democracy,” an… Read More

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Words from Mount Rushmore – Theodore Roosevelt

In honor of Presidents Day, February 19, Wednesday’s Words of Wisdom will be from the Mount Rushmore presidents this month. Today’s words come from President Theodore Roosevelt. He’s between Thomas Jefferson and Abraham Lincoln.Mount Rushmore is known as… Read More

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Why I think President’s Day is a Strange Holiday

Three things strike me as making Presidents Day holiday strange. 1.    There’s no universal agreement on the actual name of the holiday Most American holidays are clear-cut in what we are celebrating or honoring, i.e. 4th of July,… Read More

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Words from Mount Rushmore – Thomas Jefferson

Mount Rushmore is known as the “Shrine of Democracy,” an iconic symbol of the United States carved into the southeastern face of Mount Rushmore in South Dakota’s Black Hills National Forest. Sculptor Gutzon Borglum created the design depicting… Read More

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Valentine’s Day Random Facts

The origin of St. Valentine’s Day is found in the story of Saint Valentine, who, on the evening before his execution, wrote the first valentine, addressed to the daughter of his jailer, and signed the greeting “Your Valentine.”… Read More

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A Wordless Love Story – February 2018 Update

On February 4, 2013, I originally posted this blog about a six-minute animated film that mixes hand-drawn and CGI animation to tell a love story Unfortunately, the YouTube video I chose is no longer available. You can, however,… Read More

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It’s Martin Luther King Day

Martin Luther King’s calm civil disobedience and charismatic leadership inspired men and women, young and old, here and around the world. He inspired so many that, in 1964, he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize – the youngest man… Read More

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The Christmas Scale – Joy to the World

This is my all-time, very-favorite Christmas video. Since I post it every year, I guess you figured that out. If you have a piano around round your house, try playing the C scale. Start on middle C and… Read More

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Nativity Scenes

A Blog by Chicken Wrangler Sara I began collecting nativity scenes before the birth of our first child, Catherine. Beekeeper Brian was selling pens at craft fair booth and traded a pen for a wooden nativity set.  We… Read More

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Christmas Vocabulary – Deck the halls

This Christmas phrase is easy  to understand. When you say, “It’s time to deck the halls,” you mean putting out holiday decorations. But did you realize the phrase can be traced back to a 16th century Welsh drinking… Read More

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