Thank You…

To the veterans of this great republic, thank you. Thank you for your service. Thank you for following the calling, whatever branch you chose. You’re all brothers and sisters in arms at the end of the day. Thank you for not running and hiding when the notice came summoning you to our defense. Thank you …

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Big Yellow Footprints, 244 Years of Tradition, and Poppies

This weekend we in this house will celebrate a triduum of history rich in tradition through MarshFox’ service in the great institution of the United States Marine Corps. There will be much eating, drinking, smoking of cigars, and Oorahing throughout the next few days. To my new civilian neighbors, sorry, not sorry. It was thirty-one …

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Halloween the Final Chapter

Fast forward. I'm 20 and pregnant. I can't go parkin' in Cry Baby Holler, and I'm far too old for trick or treating. What to do? Go to the harvest costume dance of course. I was pretty rotund for only being four months along, so the issue of an appropriate costume was a task. I …

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Halloween The Teen Years

Last Thursday, I talked about all things associated with kiddy fun on Halloween. But, as everyone is well aware, sooner or later kiddies morph into teens. Trick-or-treating is left behind for “cooler” ways of celebrating. Like costume parties and scary movies. Now, paranormal romance is not my genre. I have friends who write it, and …

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Halloween the Early Years

A few years ago, I shared a series of three posts about Halloween. I’m re-sharing those starting today, with a slight modification as to my Grandma and her popcorn balls. She was still with us when this post originally went up. I miss her dearly, my friends. Enjoy the treat you’ll find at the end …

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#flagday

One of the things I really miss about living aboard base is the constant presence of the American flag. Today being Flag Day, I thought I’d talk a bit about the stars and stripes, Flag Day, and what it stands for. The first Flag Day was celebrated in 1877 on the 100th anniversary of the Flag …

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Fruit Cake, Hard Candy, and Cherry Cordials

I know what most of you must be thinking: gross, gross, and gross. These three things I'm sure have been the un-delight of many a Christmas gift receiver over the years. But, for me, these three once thought not so delightful treats trigger some pretty awesome memories. Although we live in a world where the …

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