Category Archives: Holidays

Oh my, Valentine!

    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 … Continue reading

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Halloween 1870s Style

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, … Continue reading

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The History of Valentine’s Day by Barbara Schlichting

          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 … Continue reading

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The Maven

      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.” … Continue reading

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July Fourth Quotes and Thoughts

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 … Continue reading

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Rainy Days and Mondays

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 … Continue reading

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Happy New Year

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 … Continue reading

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Holiday to Holiday between Christmas and New Year De-Stress by Cher’ley

  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 … Continue reading

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Christmas Presents or Christmas Presence?

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 … Continue reading

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Frozen Cookies

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 … Continue reading

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