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Who Has Your Heart?

The American idea of the Valentine’s Day card came about in 1847, when Miss Esther Howland of Summer Street in Worcester, Massachusetts, received a Valentine greeting all the way from England and decided after admiring it that she could make a better one.  She set about assembling cards with lace ...

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What the Heart Reflects

Before a closet full of clothing and a floor filled with shoes were the norm, before makeup and grooming supplies were here in abundance, the outward appearance mattered. When Thomas Jefferson’s daughter, Patsy, was a small child in the late 1700’s, he took care to teach her to value her ...

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How the Wise Number Their Days

It was a bullet from the gun of a brilliant, romantic actor that took the life of President Abraham Lincoln when he was just 56 years old. With the future of his country once again looking hopeful after the long Civil War, the president and his wife were enjoying an ...

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Be Content, My Soul

When my grandchildren ask me what I did when I was young, I find my answers to be simplistic. In an age of electronic games, multiple sports teams, and personal phones that often isolate us from real human contact, telling my little people about roller skating with old metal skates, ...

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Thief of Your Heart

The dalmatian is a stately dog of distinguished strength and intelligence. Early drawings of the breed can be traced to the 1600’s and the land of Croatia. With great guarding instincts and genuine loyalty, this canine has been used by firefighters since the time of America’s horse-drawn fire engines. Its ...

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