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Not Too Old To Learn
One is never too old to learn. I am convinced of that every day. Just today I learned what a smash cake is. I'd never before heard that term. But I'm told that it is a miniature cake that accompanies a larger cake at a birthday party for the very young...
My New Years Resolutions
How're you doing with your New Year's Resolutions? I'm doing good. I vowed to quit smoking. That one is easy since I've never smoked. Then I vowed to lose down to 135 pounds. That's another easy one since I don't weigh that much yet. I believe that it is best to list a couple of resolutions that are attainable, rather than a long list of impossible goals...
The New Year, 2015
The old year ends with the Christmas celebration of the newborn Christ Child. The new year is at hand and probably the happiest person about that is Santa. He's just winding down from a hectic Christmas and he's ready for a leisurely winter nap. All those cookies are taking a toll, too. He must have put on 20 pounds or more on Christmas Eve...
The Christmas Fruitcake
Christmas is here, not looming in the distance. Presents are wrapped, plans are made for the holiday meal, Special Christmas parties are ending, including candlelight services and Christmas socials at churches, plus other events. Little children wait anxiously for the arrival of Santa on Christmas eve. They can almost hear the reindeer on the rooftop as he delivers wonderful gifts and surprises...
The Angel Hair Tree
It was Christmas in rural Indiana. My children were excited as Christmas day drew near. My three-year-old son wanted a red riding tractor. My seven-year-old daughter wanted a ballerina doll. We were a long way from our family and the place we called home in Southeast Missouri. But this holiday there was no money for a trip back home. Nor could my husband get leave from the military base where he was stationed. So we tried to make the best of it...
Figuring Out a Woman
It seems to me that men ought to understand women by now. Women have been around since Adam and Eve, maybe before. And they haven't changed that much. When a woman asks a man if she looks fat in a certain outfit, she certainly doesn't expect him to say, "Yes." That would be near fatal. When Eve asked Adam if her fig leaf made her look fat, do you for one minute think he said, "Yes."...
The White Room
Peggy is off this week, so we feature one of her "Best of Peggy" columns
Counting Our Beatitudes
This week a "Best of Peggy" Thanksgiving classic
An Attitude Adjustment
My attitude, or way of thinking, changes like the seasons. I think it has something to do with my stage in life and it has a lot to do with age, too. When I was younger, the holidays took on a spirit of wonder, awe and happiness. Especially when the children were small, at the age when everything was a magical time for them. There was fun and excitement as they opened each present under the tree. Christmas was a joyful time...
Halloween, Then and Now
Halloween used to be safer. At least, that's my thinking. When my children were trick or treaters, I had no fear of letting them trick or treat without a guardian. Yes, at first I went with them, but later they were allowed to go without me. They had their instructions, their plastic Halloween pumpkins and masks. They were not to leave the neighborhood, to stay close to home...