Monthly Archives: December 2022

“Devotion” – The (Personal) Backstory

Current movie, “Devotion” The story of Jesse Brown and Tom Hudner in the movie is true.  There’s much more to the story, which involves me and my family.  Really. It happened like this… 1972.  Hubby is an Ensign in the … Continue reading

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A Message

Surely there is a message here. This must be a sign. I’m excited! Jennie

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Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas! Jennie

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The True Story of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

As the holiday season of 1938 came to Chicago, Bob May wasn’t feeling much comfort or joy. A 34-year-old ad writer for Montgomery Ward, May was exhausted and nearly broke. His wife, Evelyn, was bedridden, on the losing end of … Continue reading

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My Favorite Christmas Ad – Repost

My favorite Christmas Ad, every year. The Spirit of Christmas That’s what it’s really about. This is the year we need to keep that spirit alive. This is the year we need to find happiness. If we are happy, it … Continue reading

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Best Children’s Christmas Books – Annual Post

Christmas books are often more meaningful to read to a child after the holiday, once a child has experienced the joy of Christmas.      Red and Lulu, by Matt Tavares is the story of two cardinals who live in … Continue reading

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A Glow In The Darkness Is The Best Gift Of All

Originally posted on walkingoffthechessboard:
In May, 2013 a columnist by the name of Craig Wilson took his final bow after a buyout from his employer, USA Today. He wrote a Wednesday column called “The Final Word” for more than sixteen years.…

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Grandma Moses

THEGUARDIAN.COM Queen of Christmas: the wondrous snowy landscapes that made Grandma Moses as big as Jackson Pollock. As soon as I saw this article, shared by the Bennington Museum in Bennington, VT, I knew I needed to tell her story, … Continue reading

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Army Navy

This is a post from last year’s Army/Navy game.  I couldn’t say it better, and it bears repeating.  Today’s game was equally exciting.  I must add that next year’s Army/Navy game will be held at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro.  Yes, … Continue reading

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Originally posted on I didn't have my glasses on….: Aurora Borealis Observatory  Reindeer under the aurora ? — “i always believe that the sky is the beginning of the limit.” -MC Hammer

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