Monthly Archives: December 2010

The Dawning Of A New Year

I’ve never been one to celebrate the New Year on January 1st.  I’ve always considered September to be the beginning of the new year.  I think it’s because when I was small, the school year started in September.  There was … Continue reading

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Christmas Wonderings, 2010

On Christmas Eve I had a wonderful conversation with my 7-year-old grandson, Noah.  The day before he had told my husband that he really didn’t like living in the small town where he’s growing up in western North Carolina.  “It’s … Continue reading

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Happy Holidays!

For the next week I will be taken up with family, my very special grandchildren, Santa Claus and all things Christmas. My wish for you and the entire world is to enjoy a Blessed Holiday Season and a New Year … Continue reading

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We’re having a snowy day.  All of the area schools are closed and the roads are said to be icy, making driving hazardous.  But this is not Minnesota and we’re only supposed to get 3 to 4 inches.  Just enough … Continue reading

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My Mother’s Christmas Tree

It is at this time of year, when it’s time to haul out the decorations, that my  heart is flooded with so many memories.  This little Christmas tree was made by my mother many years ago when I was in … Continue reading

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Taking Care …

Oh my, it’s cold today … wind whips the last of the crinkly leaves from shrubs and trees to the ground, that just a few mornings ago had a confectioners sugar-like sprinkling of snow upon it.  It is gone now, … Continue reading

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The Very Best Part …

For 45 years my family and I have all sat around this table at Thanksgiving arguing over what the very best part of the turkey is.  Some claim the dark meat is most flavorful.  Me?  I’m a white meat girl. … Continue reading

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