Category: Life

First Impressions

I would love to have a yard like that, but I don’t know where to start. I come home from their house so inspired, then I wander around the garden center of Lowes and don’t do anything. We moved into our home on July 2nd three years ago, and I’ve never done anything but mow the yard or build a vegetable garden.

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America’s Housekeeping

So when Grace kept mentioning the America’s Housekeeping Book, I did a search and found one. The description said, “No dust cover, binding is cracked.” I figured, for $3.25, I could deal with a cracked binding and no dust cover. Imagine my surprise when I received a first edition that was signed by the original owner!

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A Public Service Announcement

Now that more and more households are dropping a “land line” or “house phone” from their budgets and handing all of the people, including the children, in their family a cell phone, it occurred to me the other day that an entire generation of kids are coming up with absolutely no telephone skills to speak of.

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Flanders Poppies

During this busy weekend, did you see VFW (Veterans of Foreign Wars) members at intersections giving away red “Buddy Poppies” for donations? Did you get one? Did you wear it?

The VFW veterans are not an unaccustomed sight during the Memorial Day weekend, but do you know what the poppies mean? Do you know the story for the poppy being a symbol of remembrance for our war dead?

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Always Be Prepared

One night this past December, someone driving their car down a narrow road in my hometown slid on the ice and hit a power pole, which knocked the power out in my house about 8:00 in the evening. I know it was right around 8:00, because Scott and Johnathan were in the bathtub. Without warning, my house was plunged into total darkness.

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A Cup of Coffee with My Daughter

This is one of my favorite coffee cups.

It’s an ugly orange-brown that doesn’t match any other cup in my kitchen. It was probably purchased at the Dollar Tree or somewhere in bulk.

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