Category Archives: Holidays

Celebrating the Fourth? Ditch politics, if your loved ones will let you

Is your family, like mine, divided over politics? I think for many Americans, the answer would be yes. My solution for this holiday and others is to ditch politics when your family gathers. This can be more difficult sometimes than … Continue reading

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UN chief has honor of dropping ball at US New Year celebration

UN secretary general Ban Ki moon has the honor of dropping the ball that will be seen on TV by an estimated 198 million Americans as 2017 arrives January 1. Ban will push the Waterford crystal button in New York’s … Continue reading

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On July 4 vote for independence via secession, NY abstained and SC voted ‘nay’

Why are we celebrating Independence Day, USA? Americans will be part of the USA’s 240th birthday celebration, each of us in our own way. Some people travel while others crank up the grill in the back yard. In the South, … Continue reading

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Memorial Day reminder: It’s acceptable to love our country

Many cultures throughout history have honored their war dead. The US does the same on the last Monday in May when on Memorial Day, we gather our families for outdoor celebrations and acknowledge the sacrifice made by those fighting for … Continue reading

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A Valentine for Tara

Valentine’s Day is admittedly a commercial deal when we spend bucks on candy, cards, flowers, and whatever our loved ones like. Although the top theme in advertising is romantic, many of us also acknowledge it as a day when attention … Continue reading

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Nativity brings a Christmas surprise

For the first time I included a nativity scene with our outdoor Christmas decorations. I’d always wanted one, but my husband and I could never agree on the type of nativity suitable for my tastes and his. He is not … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving for a spark lit long ago and other untold stories

Thanksgiving is upon us, and for a celebration centering around good food, family, friends, and for my crew, football, we can thank two US presidents—George Washington and Abraham Lincoln.

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