Category Archives: Family

Story of the day – Mr. Edwards meets Santa Claus (Laura Ingalls Wilder)

“The real things haven’t changed. It is still best to be honest and truthful; to make the most of what we have; to be happy with simple pleasures; and have courage when things go wrong.”   — Laura Ingalls Wilder  This … Continue reading

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What are you cooking for Christmas Eve and/or Christmas Day?

For most of us, Christmas is the first or second biggest family event of the year, especially in the cooking and baking department. Some people prefer turkey, some prefer ham, and others (like me) prefer beef.

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Gift Ideas – Homemade

A repeat post, updated – hope you don’t mind. If you’re like me, you may not even remember it from previous years.So many times over the years I’ve wanted to give gifts to people I associate with regularly, but who … Continue reading

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Autumn’s last hurrah – a poetic tribute

A repeat, but a good one! With all the talk about the weather and cold southerners, I remembered my mother’s poem about Florida (the last one, below). PS: I don’t like the cold either, but I’m used to it. I … Continue reading

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My Father’s Day

This is a repeat, but a good one, as I remember and honor my dad. I feel grateful that he was the man who raised me and helped to make me the person I am today. Here’s a little bit … Continue reading

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Celebration of Summer in Verse

I really love summer, especially the earliest part, and I know that I’m not alone. The grass is green, the trees and flowers are blooming, birds are singing, bugs are buzzing. And a favorite poem that reminds me of these … Continue reading

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Happy Mother’s Day!

To all our mothers and grandmothers and great-grandmothers too – I hope you have a happy and relaxing day! A recycled post – I hope you don’t mind. King James Version (KJV) Ps-16-6 The lines are fallen unto me in … Continue reading

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Is Spring really here?

Have you ever noticed that one sunny day when you are driving or walking down your street there seems to be a green haze in the air, as the leaves unfurl? Even though you have been waiting and watching for … Continue reading

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De-Clutter Challenge

A number of you have mentioned that you are working on decluttering your homes, so I thought this would be a good time to repeat this post. I’m looking at it as encouragement! In conjunction with the above de-cluttering schedule, … Continue reading

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Our friend, “czar”

You probably all know that the world lost a good man on January 16. He couldn’t beat that last enemy, one that beats many of us, cancer. czarowniczy came to the Conservative Treehouse many years ago, originally using the handle … Continue reading

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