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Insanely Cool Gadgets for Christmas

Have you ever tried to find just the right gift for that hard-to-buy for someone on your list? I know I've been at that crossroad area where it's now or never so I end up getting something that I know the person won't use.I've found some gadgets that are newer to the market that I had never ...

Elves At Work

The magic of Christmas doesn't "just happen." The work of elves comes into play quite often.Look at that giant tree on Courthouse Square. It has stood on the square for years, in all its glorious splendor. Apparently there was always "talk" about dressing the tree in lights for the holidays, ...

Do You Suffer From SAD

Every one of us has had the 'winter blues' or have just 'blah' at one time or another. The feeling generally never last more than made a couple of weeks. Neither of these is SAD.SAD is an acronym for Seasonal Affective Disorder. Yes, this is a real medical problem and it affects upwards of 15% ...

Better Be Good

Every little boy and girl tries to be extra good around Christmas. Because - Santa Claus is watching. And, we are told we might get a lump of coal in our Christmas stocking if we are not good. Oh, no!The definition of "good" today is far different from what was expected from children back in ...

Ways to Make The Right Decision

Making decisions can be extremely difficult and stressful. There are so many different aspects to consider when making a decision. Which one will make you happy? Will that decision ruin my life? It really is hard to tell if the decision you make is the right one or not in this confusing time ...

Oh, Christmas Tree

The history of the Christmas tree is long and storied. Today, here is a "history" of our family Christmas trees.Of course, growing up, our family had the traditional, green Christmas tree. It was decorated with a variety of ornaments, including some home-made designs. Over time, the decorations ...

19th Amendment – Women’s Right to Vote

The calendar year 2020 marks the 100 year anniversary of the 19th Amendment, which granted women the right to vote. A 19th Amendment grades 9-12 curriculum has been developed by Iowa's 19th Amendment Centennial Commemoration Committee.The purpose of the curriculum is to encourage high school ...

‘Tis The Season

Here's the rule: beginning Thanksgiving day, you are not allowed to purchase anything for yourself that would be considered a "gift."This has been the rule in our family for as long as I can remember. My daughter-in-law reinforced that rule with a family text a couple of weeks ago, stating the ...

Trials and Tribulations of a New Puppy

I'm a dog lover. I enjoy all sizes and breeds but I especially love big dogs.I lost both my big dogs about nine months apart and although my husbands Chihuahua and my sons Maltipoo (a Maltese Poodle cross), the loss of my two big dogs never really healed.When the opportunity came my way to ...