Category Archives: Holidays

Both legal and traditional

The Kitchen Tree

People are beginning to post pictures of Christmas trees on Facebook. A few early birds even posted trees before Thanksgiving. I do not have a tree and am procrastinating the task, as usual. However, I am beginning to feel guilty … Continue reading

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Gourmet Junk Mail

At this time of the year, my mailbox begins to sprout gourmet food gift catalogs. It seems that everyone with your address and a mail order business wants to sell you their goods. I don’t know how they all get … Continue reading

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The Giant-Sized Pumpkin

My granddaughter was visiting and, as usual, moping around that she had nothing to do. Since computers came along, kids have the idea that they should be entertained 24/7, but even computer games become boring after a while. Kids need … Continue reading

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It’s May! It’s May! – The Renaissance of May

“What do the simple folk do to help them escape when they’re blue?” Lady Guinevere asked King Arthur. All they could come with was that simple folk sit around and wonder what royal folk do. To avoid becoming blue, I … Continue reading

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Festival of the Moon

I received an email from China regarding a necklace that I had ordered. “So, sorry,” said the email from Chang. “Cannot ship item for one week. It is National Holiday in China and postal service is closed.” “That is okay,” … Continue reading

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Bubba’s New Year Resolutions

Some people spend a lot of energy at this time of the year trying to change their behavior. We’ve decided to interview a well-known good ol’ boy and see what he thinks about some of the most common New Year’s … Continue reading

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Interview with Old Man Winter

Hello sir, First, we would like to thank you for taking time out of your frosty schedule to speak with us today. (Question:) How do you like being the personification of cold weather? Oh, somebody has to do it and … Continue reading

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Domestic Diva vs. Grumpy Granny

DOMESTIC DIVA: There is nothing like a homemade Thanksgiving meal to celebrate the holiday and show your family how much you care. GRUMPY GRANNY: There is nothing like calling all your friends and relatives to try to wrangle an invitation … Continue reading

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The Anniversary Quilt

About twenty-five years ago, my parents celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. Mother wanted to have a party and invite all her friends. When mom and dad married, they eloped and were married at a courthouse in South Carolina. Maybe she … Continue reading

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From Your Valentine

Why is it that we take everything that is good and try our best to turn it into something that is marketable? Take Valentine’s Day for instance. Somehow, just saying, “I love you” isn’t enough any more. All of the … Continue reading

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