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Saturday, December 10th, 2011

Dr. Seuss of the “I Can Read With My Eyes Shut!” fame once concluded: “The more you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.”

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Thursday, December 8th, 2011

Another busy and fun December weekend is in our midst.  Saturday the 10th is the Quality Christmas parade.

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Wednesday, December 7th, 2011

Have you heard people say they were battening down for a storm or for the winter? In this context, “battening” likely means getting ready for a storm or for winter by securing or winterizing possessions.

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Monday, December 5th, 2011

My Mam-maw Locke’s picture box was a treasure-trove.  She kept it under her bed.  On rainy or cold days when I visited and didn’t play outside, the pictures were a wonderous source of entertainment for a small-fry.

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Sunday, December 4th, 2011

What You Can: One of my favorite quotes is: It is a mistake to do nothing because you can only do a little.  Do what you can.  In my younger days, I was drawn to the big splash.  As I’ve gotten older, I’ve become a fan of small steps.  I think it’s probably because I finally reco

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Sunday, December 4th, 2011

Have you ever had one of those moments when you suddenly realize that you're not a kid anymore? The old saying goes, "you're as old as you feel." Most days I feel that I'm still a teenager.

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Thursday, December 1st, 2011

Christmas-time is here… The Christmas season is upon us.  From decking the halls, to buying gifts, to fixing and mailing Christmas cards, this is certainly a busy and fun time of year.  One of the staples of this season is Christmas parades.  In my opinion, the best para

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Wednesday, November 30th, 2011

Are you a shopper? I’m a reluctant shopper. I shop when I need something and I shop for Christmas. I don’t normally shop as a pastime or for entertainment, but for the next few weeks – like many of you, I will carry a shopping list inside my calendar as I check items off.

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Tuesday, November 29th, 2011

Actually, Kathryn Zeta Jones is drop-dead-gorgeous.  Actually, Betty Grable had beautiful legs.  DID SHE EVER! (She was from my era.)  Say what? If you’ve feasted your eyes on either of these lovelies why would you need the word “actually”?

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Monday, November 28th, 2011

The Little Things: My granddaughter, Sabria, has become mobile, which means I have become more mobile than I have been in years.  I had forgotten how many things in my house are floor level or two feet above.  I put safety plugs in the electrical outlets and made sure th

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