Category: Holidays

Christmas Customs and Traditions – Carols and Caroling

Every year, the holidays bring Christmas music playing non-stop through store speakers and on every radio station. Satellite radio devotes entire channels to holiday songs. Cable networks have channels exclusively for holiday music and shows. Christmas carols show up at… Read More

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White Christmas – One Word Wednesday

I suspect most of my readers weren’t around when the Christmas movie, White Christmas debuted. I am guessing everyone has either heard the song from the movie or watched the classic. Here’s the original trailer from 1954: White… Read More

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Christmas Traditions and Customs – Advent Wreath

Christmas is one of my favorite times of the year. I love the spirit of giving and love that abounds. All the traditions and customs fascinate me. This month, I’ll be sharing stories about different Christmas traditions and customs…. Read More

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OVER THE RIVER through the woods– One Word Wednesday

Thanksgiving brings to mind a very old song first written as poem titled “A Boy’s Thanksgiving Day.” The author Lydia Maria Francis Child (1802-1880) was a teacher, a writer, abolitionist, women’s rights activist, opponent of American expansionism, Indian… Read More

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VETERAN’S DAY

“From the bitter cold winter at Valley Forge, to the mountains of Afghanistan and the deserts of Iraq, our soldiers have courageously answered when called, gone where ordered, and defended our nation with honor.”   ~Solomon Ortiz My husband is… Read More

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Happy Birthday, America!

This is one of my favorite family photos of my two grandsons, John (with the flag) and Michael (leading the way). It also happens to be one of my very talented photographer daughter’s best selling photos. I think… Read More

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Saluting Our Armed Forces on Armed Forces Day

On this Armed Forces Day, I want to salute them and all our Armed Forces. Whether Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, National Guard, or Coast Guard, our active and reserve service personnel are an important part of the… Read More

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