Merry Hallowthanksmas!

Welcome to this week’s edition of the Wednesday Weekly Blog Challenge sponsored by Long and Short Reviews. This week’s topic…favorite holiday and why. A few years ago, prior to the sabbatical I took from the writing world, I wrote a post for my then active blog (another pen name, another story entirely!) on how disappointed …

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If Grandma Was Watching She Was Surely Laughing

This will be the fifth holiday season my family will be without my grandmother and even though I’ve not spent a considerable amount of time at home the last few years, I find myself waxing nostalgic and missing her terribly. Even though we didn’t see each other as often as I’d have liked over the …

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The Case for the Christmas Twig

I don’t know about y’all, but I’m over here having an extremely hard time grasping the fact it is the last month of the year and of the decade. Add in we’re only nineteen days away from Christmas, and good gravy! I remember as a child my elders always commenting on how the older one …

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It is What We Make It #thevinesinmylife

Being a military wife for so long, I learned a few hard truths about my world and the way things work in it. One of the most important of those things being friendships. When you have to cut your roots short and replant yourself every few years, it makes for a pretty disjointed garden. People …

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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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