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A Memory at Christmastide

The beginning of Christmastide is marked by the 24th of December; it marks the celebration of the Christmas season, and the birth of Christ.  When we were children, it marked an annual tradition that I treasure to this day.  Many of those who shared this Christmas memory have long since ...

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How To Keep Your Gift-Budget in Tact

Oh how I enjoy giving gifts at Christmas.  I revel in seeing the surprise and delight on the faces of each recipient especially if the gift is needed and unexpected.  I find it thrilling!  But, with that said, I can get carried away and cross my budget boundaries throwing the ...

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Living in The Real Empty Nest

When my daughter went off the college in a town two hours from home, I identified this time as having an empty nest. The first time I saw my aunt and cousin, they rushed to ask me how I liked having an empty nest. I said, “I like it.” To ...

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