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Most Excellent Gifts for Men

Most Excellent Gifts for Men

Men are often the hardest people on our gift list to find a great gift to give them. Year after year, I fight the same battle when selecting gifts for men. I especially hate the size war so I rarely buy anything in clothing for a man. In our family, “one size fits all” only […]

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My Grandmother ~ I Remember Love

My Grandmother ~ I Remember Love

Definition of a Lady Every child should have a Grandmother like mine. She was the definition of love. She was never too busy for me, she never got mad, she never screamed, she never grew tired of listening to me and she never turned me away. My Grandmother was the epitome of a lady. She […]

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Tale of the Tarred Trio ~ A Thanksgiving Trauma

Tale of the Tarred Trio ~ A Thanksgiving Trauma

The Day After Thanksgiving After days of cleaning, cooking, eating, and entertaining with little rest, it is always nice during the holidays to find a moment of tranquility to relax with a cup of Spice Tea and visit with my sister. It was the day after Thanksgiving and we had about 2 hours before the […]

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The Slippery, Soggy Search for Scottish Scarves

The Slippery, Soggy Search for Scottish Scarves

Souvenirs from Scotland We really enjoy traveling.  Everywhere we go, we try to bring back a small, easy to pack memento of our trip.  If we make an exceptional find, we bring back gifts. I would be the first to admit that I wonder why anyone would want a souvenir gift from a vacation they […]

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Family Vacation in Destin, Florida

Family Vacation in Destin, Florida

Our Vacations of Fun in the Sun For as long as I can remember, my family has enjoyed vacationing in Florida.  When I was a child, my parents took us to Panama City where our love of the ocean was born. For us, Florida represented freedom.  No school, no homework, no work, no schedule period!  […]

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Hangin’ With Raccoons

Hangin’ With Raccoons

Wildlife in the Backyard When we first moved to our area, there was an abundance of wildlife in our backyards. We had deer, raccoons, rabbits, opossums, chipmunks. squirrels and lots of birds. Unfortunately, as the human population increased, trees were cut down, fences were erected and the wildlife decreased. Sadly, in my backyard, while we […]

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Pet Adoption Saves Lives

Pet Adoption Saves Lives

Bringing Home a New Pet A few years ago, our oldest dog died and our family was devastated by the loss.  To some, I suppose that seems odd that we would grieve so much over a dog, but we consider our animals to be family members. Just like every other member of our household, our […]

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My Mother, My Friend

My Mother, My Friend

Let Me Tell You About My Mom Anyone who knows me, knows how close I am to my mother.  She has always supported any endeavor I have undertaken and she has always been there to encourage me to succeed or to console me when I fail.  She even supports my online writing endeavors.  Mom reads […]

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Pictorial Tour of the Memphis Botanic Gardens

Pictorial Tour of the Memphis Botanic Gardens

Memphis Botanic Gardens in Spring Such beauty is beyond my imagination!  If I were to dream of the perfect garden, it would be the one I found at the Memphis Botanic Garden in Memphis, Tennessee.  Tucked away beside a lovely city park and believe it or not, behind a shopping mall, sits the most gorgeous […]

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Decorating Our Christmas Tree

Decorating Our Christmas Tree

Our Family Christmas Tree Every year as I walk through the stores, I admire all of the beautifully decorated Christmas trees.  I always enjoy looking at the themed trees and all the different ornaments that together make one beautiful presentation.  Once or twice I have been tempted to purchase all new matching ornaments and make […]

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