Have you ever wondered about the origins of Valentine's Day? Where did our favorite romantic holiday find its many symbols--the pink and red, the cards, the sweets, and the hearts? Is it really, as some suggest, a holiday cooked up by greeting card companies? Valentine's Day is an old holiday, with roots … Continue reading Oh my, Valentine!
Post by Doris McCraw First, I'll get my new story/promotion out of the way. I have a story in the anthology "One Yuletide Knight" that is now up for pre-order and will be available as an ebook on November 2, 2017 with the print version available shortly after. You can purchase it at: One Yuletide Knight … Continue reading Halloween 1870s Style
The history of Valentine’s Day, legend says, originated during the third century in Rome. During this time, Emperor Claudius II decided that single men made better soldiers, so he outlawed marriage for young men. A young priest named Valentine was furious with this injustice and defied Claudius by continuing to perform … Continue reading The History of Valentine’s Day by Barbara Schlichting
Posted by Kathy Waller Once upon a time, a few days before Halloween, my friend ME called and said, “There are thirteen men under my house. They’re leveling it. For the second time in five years.” She then invited David and me to go with her and her husband to see the … Continue reading The Maven
Post by Doris McCraw Today is a National Holiday in the United States. I thought this time around I would let you read and hear what others have to say about our Holiday and Freedom. Let's begin with Home Free and their latest video. https://youtu.be/nFt9D6ZIjOQ This quote may be obvious, but how many of … Continue reading July Fourth Quotes and Thoughts
This post by Doris McCraw The past few weeks have been stressful, and with the Holidays it may get worse before it gets better. In that vein, this post is about some of what is happening and our response. If anyone has ever heard or remember the Carpenters song "Rainy Days … Continue reading Rainy Days and Mondays
This post by Jennifer Flaten Happy New Year! I found myself writing 2015 on my checks a few days ago. Obviously, I am ready for this year to be over. Whether you love to stay up until midnight to usher the new year in, or figure the best way to great the new year is … Continue reading Happy New Year
This blog by Cher'ley Grogg Last Christmas, grandpa was feeling his age and found that shopping for Christmas gifts had become too difficult. So he decided to send checks to everyone instead. In each card, he wrote, "Buy your own present!" and mailed them early. He enjoyed the usual flurry of family festivities, … Continue reading Holiday to Holiday between Christmas and New Year De-Stress by Cher’ley
This post by Stephanie Stamm. In this season of stockings hung by the chimney, presents under the tree, and multitudes of ads telling us just what we need to buy for our loved ones or to ask them to buy for us, it can be easy to get caught up in trying to purchase the … Continue reading Christmas Presents or Christmas Presence?
This post by Jennifer Flaten Christmas is one week away and today is Bake Cookie Day, coincidence? I think not. Whether you are a skilled baker or a novice in the treats department today is an excellent excuse to get in the kitchen and bake a batch of cookies. Even if you consider your self … Continue reading Frozen Cookies