Category Archives: Family

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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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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Christmas Gifts We Remember

What is the best Christmas gift you ever received? Which is the most nostalgic? Which ones do you remember from your childhood? This is one of the first gifts that I remember receiving – a marionette of Princess Summer-Fall-Winter-Spring, from … Continue reading

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Gifts – Stockings and Stocking Stuffers

No matter what kind of Christmas stocking you have (I made the two in the photo, above), there are lots of small treats that you can put in them.

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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 – a poetic tribute

Autumn is a favorite season for many people – it certainly is for me. Many clear and sunny days, a sharpness in the air, beautiful trees, the final bounty from our gardens. Then there is Thanksgiving, my favorite holiday. Autumn … Continue reading

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Yummy Summer Food to enjoy with family and friends

Repeat post. Enjoy, and share your favorites! A couple of days ago our friend Menagerie said this: We need a summer recipe post. I’m craving summer salads with chopped vegetables. Maybe fruit dishes as well. We get so many delicious … 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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Happy Mother’s Day!

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

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Happy birthday, Jessie!

Forgive me while I indulge myself with memories and thoughts of the most important person ever in my life – my mother – on her birthday. My mother, Jessie, was born on a farm in the Michigan ‘thumb’ on April … Continue reading

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