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Friendship Is a Sheltering Tree

The older I get, the more I value the friends I have and the more time I want to spend with them.  Samuel Taylor Coleridge, in his poem “Youth and Age,” wrote “Friendship is a sheltering tree.”  I like that image for friendship, especially friendships that have endured over time.  An unknown author said, “Friends …

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Four Christmases in One Week

How was your Christmas?  Mine was wonderful, although a little different than usual.  In fact, I had four Christmases in one week.  Usually I just stick to two, sometimes three.  Four might be a little much. The first of the four Christmases was on Sunday, December 24.  In the morning Tom and I attended Lewis …

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New Roof For Our Little House

Tom and I got a new roof for our little house!  Merry Christmas!  Even better, our insurance company, State Farm, paid for it.  That’s the short version of the story.  Read on for a more detailed version. Back in August, the neighbor who watches our house when we are gone sent me a picture of …

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Hand Mixer Catches on Fire

Last week I was mixing up my first Christmas cookies of the year and my hand mixer caught on fire.  Well, maybe not flaming caught on fire, but definitely smoking.  Of course, I shut it off immediately.  After a minute, Tom told me to turn it on again and, when I did, it sparked and …

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New for 2024 Thanksgiving

We had a wonderful Thanksgiving with family and upheld many of the family traditions.  There was all the usual food and most of the usual family.  It is always wonderful to spend time together and get see the generations. This year, however, there were several new things.  First, John and Jackie hosted Thanksgiving for the …

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MAPS Air Museum in North Canton, Ohio

After our delicious lunch at Menches Brothers, we headed to the MAPS Air Museum in North Canton.  MAPS stands for Military Aviation Preservation Society, which is quite a mouthful.  Ohio has two other good air museums, The National Museum of the US Air Force in Dayton and the Armstrong Air and Space Museum in Wapakoneta.  …

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