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Take Care of Each Other

"You all take care of each other". That is how my sweet mother signs off on family emails any time life is tough for someone in our clan. Which is fairly often when you count all forty-some of us. It might be as serious as cancer, or it might be as simple as job...

Merry Christmas from Our House

In case you aren't celebrating near a grandmother of your own this year, I'm reposting a little video of my rendition of The Christmas Story. (The real one. Not the one with the lamp.) Merry Christmas to you and yours! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lYImH14nQUI

A Funny Thing Happened on the way to Christmas

My kind, thoughtful husband told our friends recently that he was worried about me because I hadn't even put up our Christmas tree this year. The tree has been lit for two weeks. In fairness, here are some things to consider: 1. He doesn't care a great deal about...

A Christmas Tag Line You May Have Missed

So many famous phrases come from the original Christmas Story in the Bible. You can probably quote lots of them. One of my favorites, though, doesn't show up on the traditional Christmas card. It happened a year or so before Jesus was born. We don't know the exact...

Open in Case of a Blue Christmas

Fair warning: I'll be posting a whole lot of happy in the next twenty-some days. I love Christmas. However, I'm aware that this is the most dismal time of the year for many folks. I'm not trying to rub happy in your face. Depression is real. It is mean. It behaves as...

Of Turkey, Tables, and Thanking the Universe

I love women's magazines. I loved them more back in the day when they included a good short story and some actual articles instead of ten pages of beauty tips. But, I still like looking at the pretty pictures. And, some of my favorites still include a few articles...