Category Archives: Holidays

Happy Valentine’s Day!


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The Christmas Stockings That Bind Us

The year I was born, 1956, my mother made our family’s first Christmas stocking.  My stocking is certainly vintage, approaching antique.  It’s held up pretty well considering its age.  Maybe better than its owner! The number of stockings increased through the years as my sister … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the Feast for Thanksgiving

What we’re really talking about is a wonderful day set aside on the fourth Thursday of November when no one diets.  I mean, why else would they call it Thanksgiving?  ~Erma Bombeck, “No One Diets on Thanksgiving,” 26 November 1981 … Continue reading

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Mardis Gras Boat Parade, Fairport Harbor

Mardis Gras in New Orleans is long over but the fun goes on in Ohio.  The tiny town of Fairport Harbor hosted their own party on the shores of Lake Erie this weekend.  On one of the hottest, most humid … Continue reading

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To sum it all up

Dear Friends: This is my belated Christmas letter.  You know,  0ne of those annoying tomes with all the boring stuff people you don’t even know did all year long – ther kids, their boats, their vacation houses.  Actually, I only received … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Thanksgiving Day….

The Pilgrims made seven times more graves than huts. No Americans have been more impoverished than these who, nevertheless, set aside a day of thanksgiving. ~H.U. Westermayer If the only prayer you said in your whole life was, “thank you,” … Continue reading

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Birthday Antiquing in Waynesville, Ohio

You may remember, last year I spent my birthday on the beach.   For my 50th birthday my husband took me to Vancouver, BC.  Alas, a trip of that magnitude was not in the cards  for this year, but that doesn’t mean I couldn’t … Continue reading

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This is freaking me out!

Everytime I look out my front window I see this… It’s part of our little Halloween display.  I see it out of the corner of my eye every time I walk through the living room and pass Andy’s bedroom upstairs.  I look … Continue reading

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Please stand by…..

Going to be a crazy two weeks here – already started with Andy’s senior prom.  Next, a trip to Southern Ohio to attend my – drumroll please! – 35th high school class reunion!  Yes, I graduated in the “happening” year … Continue reading

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Groundhog Day by Buckeye Chuck

Chuck was pretty much right on for that year – and shadow or not we will have 2 more months of crummy weather!  What might Chuck predict for this year?   Tiger will play golf again, his girlfriends will get book deals and … Continue reading

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