Wedding Receptions in the You-Tube Era

 Posted by N. M. Cedeño     What’s going on with wedding receptions these days? My husband and I were apparently married in a bygone era, the pre-YouTube era. Consequently, our bridesmaids and groomsmen did not choreograph dances, put on a ballet, or produce a Broadway musical during our reception for the entertainment of our guests. … Continue reading Wedding Receptions in the You-Tube Era

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Potential or Perfection?

 Posted by Kathy Waller ***** ‘What virtues do you wish more of?’ asks Mr.L. I answer:— Patience, Love, Silence, Obedience, Generosity, Perseverance, Industry, Respect, Self-denial. ‘What vices less of?’ Idleness, Wilfulness, Vanity, Impatience, Impudence, Pride, Selfishnes, Activity, Love of cats. ~ Louisa May Alcott. Journal, October 1882 *** Have you drawn up your list of New Year's … Continue reading Potential or Perfection?

Hey Good Lookin’, Whatcha Got Cookin’ by Cher’ley

   This Blog  by Cher'ley Grogg Food is an important part of our lives and we all have favorite recipes we have been raised with. There were 5 kids and two adults in our family and often we children would bring in visitors and Mom would always say, “Stay to eat. We’ll throw another potato in … Continue reading Hey Good Lookin’, Whatcha Got Cookin’ by Cher’ley

Spring Traditions

This post by Gayle M. Irwin During the next few days, several special happenings occur, especially for those of the Christian faith. Today is Maundy Thursday, observance of the last Passover meal Jesus shared with his disciples. Tomorrow is Good Friday. Then comes Easter Sunday, which occurs this Sunday, April 16. Each day has its … Continue reading Spring Traditions

Desire in Christmas Reflections and Writing

 by Travis Richardson I grew up in a hyper-religious family, but we celebrated Christmas as a secular holiday. No stars, no angels, no managers. Since Jesus' exact birth date could not be confirmed, we stripped religion from the  celebration. Just Santa, Rudolph, and elves. God wasn’t missing from our lives since we went to church … Continue reading Desire in Christmas Reflections and Writing

Bye, bye Ne’erday!

This post is by Nancy Jardine Happy 3rd January! Hogmanay and Ne’erday are now past and gone but the convivial greetings for the year to come will continue to be exchanged in my part of the world for a number of days in January. But what’s this Hogmanay and Ne’erday? The etymology of the word … Continue reading Bye, bye Ne’erday!

Happy Halloween – Then and Now by Erin Farwell

As a kid, I loved all things spooky so Halloween was a favorite holiday. I grew up on a farm in Michigan so by necessity, our costumes had to look good over or under something very warm or incorporate a coat into the overall design. This led to some pretty creative costumes. We didn’t have … Continue reading Happy Halloween – Then and Now by Erin Farwell

A Misunderstood Culture

This post by L.Leander, Author of Fearless Fiction As most of you know my Inzared series is about a Gypsy Circus set in the mid-1800’s in America. I thought you might like to know a little about this often-misunderstood culture. Gypsies, sometimes called Travelers, originated from India and emigrated to Europe around 1300. Because of … Continue reading A Misunderstood Culture

Waiting for Midnight

This post by Jennifer Flaten I can’t believe that by this time next week we will already be two days into the New Year. I feel like this year has flew by, although if you asked my kids I am sure that they would insist that the year crawled by, especially those last few days … Continue reading Waiting for Midnight

Keep it Traditional

This post by Jennifer Flaten Happy Thanksgiving! I hope everyone is with their loved ones sharing a great meal. Family traditions and recipes are an integral part of Thanksgiving. Now, I would love to say I use some super-secret, handed down from generation’s pumpkin pie recipe but I use the one from the back of … Continue reading Keep it Traditional