As you might imagine, Christmas in Florida is a little bit different. We'll have no snow but lots of fun and maybe a special sleigh ride through the swamps. As a matter of fact, with my recent quarantine beard growth I just might be able to play the role of Santa if I keep this … Continue reading Merry Florida Christmas
The shortest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere means each following day will get longer going forward. Did you ever wonder how our forebears in northern central Europe kept that Yule log burning for so long in the dark of winter? The story is fascinating. The Yule log was a whole tree meant … Continue reading Welcome Winter Solstice – Yule be glad you read this post!
What do you get a Grandmother who has everything? Half a century ago I was 13 years old and lived just a few blocks away from my Grandmother Thinnes in Cincinnati, Ohio. I cut her yard and did other things around her house and she would pay me a few bucks and make me one … Continue reading Throwback Thursday – my gift to Grandma 50 years ago
Yes, there really is a National Ding-A-Ling Day. When it was created, it was intended to remind you to reach out to old friends on December 12 to catch up. You know, call them on the phone, give them a Ding-A-Ling. Post about it on social media with the hashtag #DingALingDay. Whatever happens don't do … Continue reading National Ding-A-Ling Day
International Mountain Day was established to highlight the important part that mountains play in our ecosystem and world. For me it is more personal. Some people prefer the beach, I love being in the mountains. Particularly the Appalachian chain in the eastern US . I've been to several regions in the Rocky Mountains and it … Continue reading International Mountain Day
For this week's Throwback Thursday I am wishing a Happy Birthday (coming this weekend) to my favorite (and only) brother. He is a fabulous person and quite literally a life saver. Not only is he a great guy he has always had good taste. Below you will find a photo of him proudly standing on … Continue reading Throwback Thursday – A coming birthday for my brother
I don't know about you, but my bathtub is pretty small for a party. Still, I would be able to host these rubber duckies and still have room for myself. What is National Bathtub Party Day all about? Take the time to have a long soaking bath. It may relax you and be good for … Continue reading National Bathtub Party Day
As we hurry headlong into the Christmas Season, how about a throwback to a Christmas Past? The photo is marked 1960 but I think I look a little older. In any case, it is probably a typical Christmas wish for that time period. My only question is why am I barefoot? Did boots not come … Continue reading Throwback Thursday – an Early Christmas