Tag Archives: Holiday Traditions

Mother Memories

I’ve thought a lot about my mother these past few weeks.  She was/is robbed from her family because of what the doctors said are “symptoms consistent with Alzheimer’s”.   It’s been about ten years since we observed major memory issues, although … Continue reading


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Valentines of Love

Happy Valentine’s Day: I thought I would share some antique valentines on this day of love and remembrance.  I am curious, who in the world celebrates Valentine’s Day?  Is this a custom in your state, country, part of the world? … Continue reading

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Sick? What do you do?

If you are sick then these flowers are for you with a Get-Well-Soon-Wish to get well soon! It is rare when I’m down and under with something so I started self-medicating with over-the-counter cold and cough elixirs over a week … Continue reading

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Growing Energy

Remember the Paperwhites?  Last time I forced bulbs into winter bloomming was in 2011. This year  I found a few dried-up bulbs in the back of a cupboard, could barely feel a small hard kernel inside layers of dried skin.  I … Continue reading

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Holiday Tradition: Hot Chocolate Recipe

Tis’ the season and the holidays are almost upon us.   Here’s a recipe to keep you warm and maybe bring back pleasant memories.  Yes, very rich and calorie-filled but O’ so delicious! Hot Chocolate (serves 4) 3 Tbsp.  unsweetened cocoa … Continue reading

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Holiday Tradition – Forcing Paperwhites

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One of my holiday traditions, forcing Paperwhites (Narcissus) bulbs, begins in October so that there will be blooms for Thanksgiving.  It’s best to allow six weeks but I’ve gotten small blooms in four weeks with a bit more sun.  I place my … Continue reading

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