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Regular readers remember my longtime devotion to Princess Diana, which was at its peak during my high school years. It’s strange now to have a daughter who is a high school senior, because this causes me to re-think my own senior year. Charles and Diana had been married about a year, I was busy writing […]

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I am not a scary ride junkie. I’m not a big fan of roller coasters. Having said that, while visiting Disney World, I wanted to enjoy the “Disney touch” that is given to rides, making them true experiences instead of just rides. So, I rode some rides that tested my limits. Here is my take […]

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Michelle Duggar post may contain affiliate links.   Fans of TLC’s “19 Kids and Counting” marvel at Michelle Duggar’s calm manner and positive outlook. What were Michelle’s childhood and teen years like? How did she become the Michelle Duggar we’ve come to know today? Here are some answers, based on the Duggars’ book, The Duggars: […]

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The other day, I was sorting through a box of old stuffed animals, and what should I come across but this: A vintage crochet purse — made, I’m sure, by a relative of mine, although I can’t remember who. A cute purse, no doubt. But you haven’t seen the best part yet. Open it up, […]

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It has happened again: something I saw on Pinterest has sparked a childhood memory. This time, it was a lunch tray. A school lunch tray. Ah, the memories of elementary school lunch time! We ate in the school gym, on tables that (very cool-ly) pulled down out of the wall, with seats attached! Two lunch […]

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Post may contain affiliate links. One year ago. Remember? Prince George was born July 22, 2013, putting an end to the “great Kate wait.” It’s hard to remember now, but we were all feverishly waiting for the royal baby’s arrival, which was rumored to be July 11. The days dragged on, and on and on. […]

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This cute little fellow is currently sitting at our county fair, admiring a Lego creation. My 7th grade daughter made him as her 4-H sewing project, using McCall’s pattern M6484. The pattern was fairly easy for her to create, with a little help from mom (of course). Our county requires a 7th grade sewing project […]

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Did you make scrapbooks as a child? I did. Some of my childhood scrapbooks include pages where I cut out ads of movies I went to see. I also cut out the write-ups of weddings I went to. Some were quite long, with photos of the couple (or often, just of the bride), and descriptions […]

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Sad news last week: Yahoo Voices is closing. You may never have heard of Yahoo Voices. It began about nine years ago, and was named Associated Content at the time before being bought a few years back by Yahoo. Even before Associated Content, I wrote for a site (now defunct) called Themestream. This was probably […]

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Coming soon: one of my favorite holidays of the year. No, Christmas is months away. Easter is behind us. What could this day be? Why, it’s Chick-fil-A’s Cow Appreciation Day. This day is held once each year at all Chick-fil-A restaurants. This year, it’s July 11. To participate, just go to your favorite Chick-fil-A, dressed […]

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