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Santa Visits!

Today I will be an elf. I’ll call myself “Nana Elf.”  Santa will be riding the fire truck to visit homes where parents have asked the fire department’s help in bringing Santa to visit their children and hear their wishes.  As Santa’s own elves are very busy this month at the North Pole, I’ll be joining …

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Another Wednesday, Another Wish

Is there a day in the week that finds you consciously wishing for something? A day that, fifty-two times a year, you dare yourself to make a wish? If I had such a day in my calendar, it would have to be Wednesday. Wednesday is that sad little day right smack dab in the middle …

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Christmas Celebrated

Rick and I had a wonderful Christmas. We drove up to Maine Christmas Eve, and stayed overnight with our daughter and grandchildren. We enjoyed some present-unwrapping on Christmas Eve, and then more on Christmas morning. The kids are older now and no longer wake their Mom at the crack of dawn … instead, we woke …

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Dealing with Horrific Tragedy

Friday morning found me driving to a restaurant in a nearby town to meet with other retired teachers from the middle school I retired from last year. It would be my first retirement breakfast ~ invited to many, it was the first that I felt ready to attend. I could drive myself, and did. I …

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Getting Ready for Christmas

Most of our decorating energy and funds go toward keeping the shop current for a calendar of holidays. For February, the red and white colors dominate, with a checked tablecloth of hearts and stars, a carousel featuring cupid and hearts, and white Beanie Babies with Red Fleece sleeping bags, with a wooden heart shaped puzzle …

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One Foot in Front of the Other

It’s a song I vaguely remember from my childhood (or perhaps from my daughter’s or son’s childhood)  … I Google it, wondering whether it was a movie soundtrack, or a 45 record on my portable record player … and I find it as part of the “Santa Claus is Coming to Town” animated television show: …

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