Category Archives: Holidaze

WELCOME TO THE NEW YEAR!

I’m not sure any year has been as anticipated (in my lifetime) as 2021.Congratulations, we made it.What that actually means remains to be seen…2020 didn’t get rough until mid-March. Not to be a pessimist, but there’s still time for this … Continue reading

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Gifts and Gratitude

This post is about the “gifts” that stay with you, that leave an abiding and memorable impression. Just the good ones, lol. After the year we’ve had, we could use some positive and lasting inspiration. Please take the time to … Continue reading

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Gifts and Gratitude, Again

I was really touched by an article I read in the Chicago Tribune last year. “The Gifts that Stay With Us for a Lifetime” was a collection of stories about ‘gifts’ and their lasting effect. You may remember I blogged … Continue reading

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Labor Day 2020

Good Monday Morning! Happy Labor Day! I hope today is a break from the laborious grind of contemporary issues. You know the ones, no need to list them. According to the official website of the U.S. Government— “Labor Day, the … Continue reading

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Honor and Respect

It’s been a rough many weeks of sheltering in place. This date marks the SEVENTY-SIXTH day for those of us in Illinois. Just another day. Maybe a Monday? Who knows?! It hardly seems like a holiday. For the record: IT … Continue reading

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Fairy Tale Day

Tomorrow, Tuesday, February 25th, is Tell a Fairy Tale Day! I grew up with Fairy Tales . . . Brothers Grimm and Hans Christian Andersen¬†and Walt Disney I remember reading The Snow Queen by Hans Christian Andersen to myself, then … Continue reading

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Wrapping up 2019

The last blog post of the year highlights the BEST blog posts of the year! This list includes the stories and updates that were most read, liked, and shared during 2019. TOP 10: 10. Art Loss – This post actually … Continue reading

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So close to Christmas…

December 23rd. Two days before Christmas. Which is generous when you consider Christmas Eve. One and a half days to get things done. And in three days it will be over. If you haven’t started enjoying the season, please do … Continue reading

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We Wish You a Memory Christmas!

My son-in-law recently sent me a video of my kindergarten-age grandson singing “We wish you a Merry Christmas”. As you can imagine, it’s very cute. The abandon with which he sings took me back to my grade school music classes. … Continue reading

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Yes, Virginia, there is a THIRD post of Thanks, Gifts, and Giving!

I’ve paced these stories for you because I want each to be read and savored. I was fearful that one singular long post would have gotten glossed over. Please do not gloss. These stories are very special to the people … Continue reading

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