Tag: holidays

Reflections on the Eve of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

This past summer we traveled to Washington, D.C. for a short vacation and visited the MLK Memorial. You can read about the memorial on the National Park Service website by clicking here. The Memorial is breathtaking. The statue of Dr. King is huge, and his famous quotes are carved into the walls surrounding. Here is … Continue reading Reflections on the Eve of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

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Well Hi There! (Alternatively titled: I’m not doing Christmas cards)

Blogtropolis! What's up? I feel a little like Drew Barrymore in Never Been Kissed on that first day she goes back to high school. Poking around WordPress, my old stomping grounds, trying to fit in again with the cool kids (you). I've been gone for so long. Sorry. I've been writing, just not here. Somewhere along the … Continue reading Well Hi There! (Alternatively titled: I’m not doing Christmas cards)

Elf Stress

For those of you who aren't familiar with the popular Elf on a Shelf bonanza that happens every Christmas, let me briefly explain. Some genius came up with the idea to make a toy Elf that comes to your house Thanksgiving night and makes himself at home. This Elf supposedly watches the kids and then … Continue reading Elf Stress

Daily Prompt- Trick or Treat, and Halloween “Hi”

Today's Daily Prompt from The Daily Post reads: If bloggers had their own Halloween and could go from blog to blog collecting “treats,” what would your blog hand out? You can see the prompt and other answers here. After some careful thought, I decided that I would hand out coffee. You'd totally come visit if … Continue reading Daily Prompt- Trick or Treat, and Halloween “Hi”

Gram’s Patriotism

Happy 4th of July! I wanted to share a quick post tonight about my paternal grandmother, Dorothy. Her life was a story, but tonight I want to share something I learned about her in her death. When "Gram" died a couple of years ago at the age of 88, she had planned her entire funeral … Continue reading Gram’s Patriotism

2AM Christmas Day

The Daily Post Creative Writing Challenge: 2AM Photo, can be found here. Here's my contribution (fiction, but the pic is mine). Christmas, and this is what his father sends me: It's 2 AM Christmas Day, and this is what his father sends me. As if I don't feel guilty enough. I couldn't help it. I … Continue reading 2AM Christmas Day