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Having A White Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving

It’s Thanksgiving day again; another year passed remembering the good and the bad. Thanksgiving continues to be my favorite holiday, and one thing I’m thankful for is that this holiday has remained relatively commercial-free. This is and should be the one day each each when families and friends come together to celebrate, reflect on the year passed, and give thanks for their many blessings. Then eat a lot of turkey-based foods.

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The Never-Ending War on Christmas

Snowmen Nativity

Snowmen Nativity

Once again Christmas time is approaching.  Houses in our neighborhood are all decked out in colorful lights with inflatable ornaments sitting out on snow-covered lawns.  The stores are full of holiday shoppers making retailers smile while dreaming of big holiday bonuses like kids wishing for candy-apple treats.  Our TV screens are aglow with the many incarnations of Santa Claus telling the viewers in TV land just how great of a gift their trinket would be for that special someone.

So who’s winning the War on Christmas? Continue reading

A Day to Give Thanks

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving

I may have mentioned this in the past, but I really like Thanksgiving Day.  In fact, it’s become my favorite holiday.  Notwithstanding that my doctor recently assured me that I was in good health “for a man my age,” just knowing that I have another annual holiday for the chance to give thanks is a good thing.

So, as in year’s past, I want to list the many things Winnie and I are giving thanks for this past year. Continue reading

Happy Mothers Day!

Happy Mothers Day

Happy Mothers Day

Here’s to wishing all Mother’s in the United States a Happy Mother’s Day. For those families who actually live within commuting distance of “Mom,” be sure to take her out to breakfast, lunch, dinner, or at least stop by and say hello. For those of us too far away to commute, at least give dear old Mom a call….after sending a card or some flowers… Read a short history of Mother’s Day on the flip. Continue reading

A Happy Thanksgiving to All!

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. Marketers have not yet been able to make this holiday anything more than a day when we sit down with family and friends to share a meal together and spent just a moment giving thanks for the past year. This will be our second Thanksgiving celebration in Virginia, and the first spent in this home. It’s been a turbulent year again, better than some previous years but worse than others.

Winnie and I do have a lot to be thankful for this year, and I’d like to share them with our many readers. Continue reading