One holiday at a time

I can start decorating for Christmas now. I sounded the “all clear” signal as soon as the last of the turkey was consumed. I’ve always hated seeing Christmas touted long before the first true American holiday has arrived, and I’ve worried that Thanksgiving is getting...

The Amish lead the way!

In my last blog, I wrote about the grange, and how some people had thought it had “gone the way of rotary phones, black and white TV, and leaded paint.” At first I had considered adding “the horse and buggy” to my historically-referenced list, but then rejected the...

Support your local Grange (Bazaar)

Historically speaking, a grange was a granary, a barn, or a farm. But today, Granges are lodges of national fraternal association, which were begun by farmers. And teachers. So having been a teacher, and having had grandparents who farmed, it was only natural that I...

Turkey on the Mountain

I’m taking a little walk down Nostalgia Lane today—back to the first Thanksgiving when I was the M-word. Yes, I was MARRIED once, but let me share with you one of the reasons why I’m better off being single… Mr. Ex informed me just a few weeks after we tied the knot...

Public Service Announcement

A couple weeks ago I had my 10-year “routine” colonoscopy. Except that this year, they found a polyp. According to the pre-procedure brochure I was given, polyps are “fleshy tumors which are usually the forerunners of colon cancer.” In the recovery room after the...
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