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Remember: One Mud Bath Per Year

01/23/2013 23:47:39 PM

It doesn't take much imagination to figure out what happened next. The end result was a bunch of laughing kids, covered from head to toe with mud. I usually recruited children to pull vegetables for dinner every afternoon. This day it was carrots and broccoli. Of course the toddlers and pre..

Make-up and Little Girls

01/21/2013 15:54:24 PM

Make-up and Little Girls children are not self-concious "Well", my mom asked with pride, "Would you like to see what you look like now?"" One visit from Grandma Jean and Grandpa Ron occurred when Jean and Ruth were about four and five years old. Grandma apply a touch of make-up each morning an..

As My Daughter Became A Chef, I Became the Scullery Maid

01/18/2013 22:33:53 PM

    Ruth has won awards for her cooking   After the birth of my sixth child, I managed to cook old standard meals like roasted chicken and mashed potatoes, chicken stir fry and rice, homemade chicken soup and spaghetti. Good, homemade, from scratch meals but boring. Homemade ..

As I thanked all the stars in the sky...

01/16/2013 19:22:07 PM

"There but for you go I."  That is the sentiment this week at the Sunday Night Blog.  The author has seen someone in the streets and lately all over town.  Perhaps you have seen him too.  That is why the author takes a moment to consider the homeless who panhandle ..

Toilet Paper Unroll? Front or Behind?!

01/16/2013 14:16:17 PM

  This is the question which took place today. Unfortunately it also raised other questions... How do i like it? Which side does it come off in my toilet? A few friends discussed and we all decided to check which way it unrolls at home and then continue the debate tomorrow.   Just checked ..

I'm Bored

01/16/2013 13:50:06 PM

    Today my adult kids are self-starters, self-motivated and they are all creative at work, school and at home. I give all the credit for those qualities to boredom in their childhood. Many modern parents enrol their kids in vicious cycle classes, activities and sports to make s..

Diatribe: Gas In The House Leaves Water To Burn.

01/16/2013 09:42:09 AM

For a period of time during my college years I lived alone in an off-campus apartment.  It was an interesting apartment composed of half the third floor and all of the attic in an old Victorian home.  There were a few other apartments in the building and the tenants generally got along qui..

Ovation: Precious Memories & Old Photos Found In Antique Cameras.

01/15/2013 10:39:52 AM

In my basement I keep a box marked “precious memories”.  Stored carefully inside this carton are relics and artifacts from my childhood and memories of relatives and ancestors long gone.  I’ve kept a cap that was knitted for me by a grandmother when I was an infant, the B..

The Tragic-Comic Experience Of Shopping With A Teenager

01/14/2013 20:11:50 PM

It was and still is an educational experience for one of my adult daughters to shop with a younger sister. After a particular stressful shopping trip, they would stumble through the door, complaining about their hard to please sibling. Typically,they'd roll their eyes and sputter, " Do you wan..

Few Reasons to Be House Proud

01/14/2013 11:58:26 AM

Even if your home is not exactly a dream come true, it can still give you reasons to be house proud. Ask yourself is it clean and organised enough and you will see that there is a way to actually enjoy your residence more.There are many factors that can make you proud of your home. Learning how to c..

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