Category Archives: Holidays

Both legal and traditional

All I Want for Christmas

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Over the River and Through the Woods

Over the river and through the woods What ever happened to “Over the river and through the woods to grandfather’s house we go!”? I would like to go to grandfather’s house for Thanksgiving too. “Potatoes and cranberries cooked to a … Continue reading

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Is it almost Halloween?

Is It Almost Halloween?  Twenty Easy Questions to help you decide…. Did you see bats and/or black cats in your neighbor’s windows? Is there a gallon of apple cider in your fridge? Have you noticed a nice selection of black … Continue reading

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Saving Time

Being on time, using time, losing time, saving time — everyone is concerned about time, especially when it is time to change from daylight saving time. The worse thing about changing time all the time is trying to keep up … Continue reading

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Finally Friday

It’s “Finally Friday,” “Smile, it’s Friday,” and “TGIF” (Thank God It’s Friday). So, what is so special about Friday? Why, it’s the last day of the work week, and people have two whole days to loaf, kick up our heels, … Continue reading

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Remembering Autumn

I want to go backwards to the autumn of my childhood. I want to see piles of pumpkins at roadside stands.  I want to drink apple cider that doesn’t come in plastic jugs.  I want to feel crisp air in … Continue reading

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Daddy’s Gone a-Hunting

Father’s Day causes me to remember my childhood when “daddy-went-a-hunting” and came home with wild critters that the family was expected to consume. [If you are vegetarian, stop reading now.] If like most homo-sapiens you are a meat eater, you … Continue reading

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Does Santa Bring Dog Gifts?

Dear Santa, I know you are in business to deliver toys to kids, not dogs. However, maybe you do not deliver to dogs because they do not write and ask. I am sure with all the reindeer that you have, … Continue reading

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The Green Stuff

Holidays are a time steeped in tradition and a time when families gather together and enjoy favorite foods. For some families the traditional food may be turkey with special stuffing, ham with a secret glaze, or pumpkin pie. Our family … Continue reading

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Toys for Grown Ups

Here it is time for the holidays again, and we are deciding what to buy for our significant others. Manufactures, sensing our indecision and ability to be readily influenced, have honed their marketing proficiency and offer us a wide variety … Continue reading

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