Holiday’s

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July 3, 2020

Happy 4th of July! Normally, this is a post which I quite enjoy writing, and whether I mark the occasion in “Art” or “Public Square”, or here in “Holiday’s”, it is just a joyful and uncomplicated wish for a Happy 4th of July to you! But this year everything is different.  I could never...
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Holiday’s

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June 20, 2020
Holiday’s

Father’s Day (My Father, Mother, holding my sister Caroline, Joy and me)   Regardless of pandemics, financial crises, or social unrest, we do not want to forget to honor our fathers; you still have time to buy a card! I lost my father more thn thirty years ago, but it does not mean that...
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May 25, 2020

Memorial Day “The 30th of May, 1868, is designated for the purpose of strewing with flowers, or otherwise decorating the graves of comrades who died in defense of their country during the late rebellion, and whose bodies now lie in almost every city, village and hamlet churchyard in the land.” ~ General John A....
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Public Square

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April 8, 2020

Center of the 48 States   Lebanon, Kansas is the geographic center of the lower 48 states. Until we came across this sign serendipitously, it had never occurred to me that this was a place I wanted to see!     The plaque on the stone foundation   But it turned out that I...
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January 20, 2020

African American History Monument     The South Carolina State House grounds are most definitely worth a stop; they have an impressive display of monuments honoring various individuals and commemorating events which matter, like African-American History. A good place to remember Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday.     From South Carolina Just Right Website:...
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Holiday’s

The Village – 2019     To view this years village, and listen to our conversation about its creation, click on the link below:    
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December 24, 2019

Merry Christmas!   Kate sitting on Santa’s lap, 1972   Kate’s Letter to Santa:     We wish you all a very Merry Christmas!  May God bless you and yours always!   “In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should be taken of the entire Roman world. 2 (This was...
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Ephemera

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November 28, 2019

Place Cards “Jilly”     I did not grow up with place cards. I think, as my sister, Joy, has said about me, my proclivity toward them may be due to me using old movies, as my guide to how life should be. Nevertheless, when serving a sit down dinner, of a more formal...
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November 19, 2019

Annaka at Work on her Vision Fall Village 2.0   Once again, Annaka has put her unique stamp on the Fall Village; this year, Kate captured Annaka at work. Kate is mostly in the basement with the boys playing “catch the leopard” and “dodge the pool balls”; when she is not pushing cookies. The...
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November 11, 2019

The Unites States Navy Memorial     “Any man who may be asked . . . what he did to make his life worthwhile, I think can respond with a good deal of pride and satisfaction: ‘I served in the United States Navy.” ~ President John F. Kennedy ~   As we stop to...
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