Category Archives: Holidays

Speaking Too Soon …

“A good speech should be like a woman’s skirt; long enough to cover the subject and short enough to create interest.” ~ Winston S. Churchill Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill, KG, OM, CH, TD, FRS, PC (30 November 1874 – 24 January 1965) was a British politician, army officer, and writer, who was Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1940 to […]
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Frosty Update!

It was extremely wet here with high winds over night, and here is the condition I found Frosty in this morning when I opened the blinds in my office … too much eggnog for him perhaps? ~~~ But his smile came back when I took him back to the warmth of the garage … little […]
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It’s Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas …

“The best of all gifts around any Christmas tree: the presence of a happy family all wrapped in each other.” ~  Burton Hillis William E. (“Bill”) Vaughan (October 8, 1915 – February 25, 1977) was an American columnist and author. Born in Saint Louis, Missouri, he wrote a syndicated column for the Kansas City Star from 1946 until his death in 1977. He […]
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In Flanders fields …

In Flanders fields the poppies blow Between the crosses, row on row, That mark our place; and in the sky The larks, still bravely singing, fly Scarce heard amid the guns below.   We are the Dead. Short days ago We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow, Loved and were loved, and now we lie, […]
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Grrrr-Atitude …

Christmas is finally over, and the New Year has arrived! Christmas 2013 was a cheerful event around our household this year and we did our very best to keep it as upbeat as possible with lots of family and friends around. As Brenda and I were taking down the lights and the decorations and the […]
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The Attack of the Inflatable Snowman …

It’s Christmas time all over the world, and we are going to get our first snowfall tonight and tomorrow here in Vancouver! I love when it snows at Christmas time, but I love it even more here in Vancouver because we get so little of it during the winter and when it does come, it […]
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Insert life in the middle …

The quote above gave me much pause for thought the past few days. It actually comes from a poem that my oldest son wrote and then delivered to my Mom and Dad at the 50th anniversary party that we threw for them of 10 years ago now. It’s such a beautiful quote, and is part […]
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Yesterday’s the past …

Yesterday’s the past, tomorrow’s the future, but today is a gift. That’s why it’s called the present. – Bil Keane Today’s quote comes from Bill Keane, the creator of the popular comic strip The Family Circus. William Aloysius Keane (October 5, 1922 – November 8, 2011), better known as Bil Keane, was an American cartoonist most notable […]
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