April Fools

The April Fools painting above by Norman Rockwell appeared on the Saturday Evening Post cover April 3, 1943. It has 43 mistakes or fooleries. Enjoy a bit of fun to celebrate April Fools. Below are some game ideas: *Try to spot all 43 items before you look at the link. *To play the game with … More April Fools

Write Your Story

March 14th is National Write Your Story Day. I wondered, was there a simple blog post I could dash off to celebrate the day? When suddenly someone sneezed. Ordinarily I do not laugh at people when they sneeze. But this man has a unique sneeze. I’ll get back to that. In quick succession two other … More Write Your Story

Grape Pie

British Pie Week is March 7 – 13, 2022. I may not be British, but this is a holiday I can truly dig into. Sweet or savory, I love pie! Can you think of a yummier food to celebrate? And we can celebrate all week long, if we want. A few years ago, when we … More Grape Pie

Pancake Day

Great A, little a, This is pancake day…. ~Mother Goose National Pancake Day is on March 1st this year. One of my favorite memories is of our family gathered in the kitchen for breakfast. My skinny brothers were all home from college and hungry—as usual. Mom had a skillet on all four stove burners (we … More Pancake Day

Do You Need Beauty?

Much of the northern hemisphere is experiencing cold winter weather now. It’s always so sad when the Christmas lights are long gone. About this time of year many people are tired of the drab winter scenery. Why not add some beauty to your surroundings? Visit Your Flower, Lawn, and Garden Store. One way to refresh … More Do You Need Beauty?

February Calendar

If you read my posts regularly, you know how I occasionally like to mention some of the holidays. The February calendar has many things to celebrate. First, three of the more traditionally important dates. Then below that, a brief list of more humorous or light-hearted days. February 12 is President Abraham Lincoln’s birthday Why not … More February Calendar

Danny’s Owls

Seven-year-old Danny and I cuddled together on the sofa. The last page of the book, Owl Moon, open on our laps. “I love the watercolor snow scenes in this book,” I said. “They make me feel like I’m there. Do you like them, Danny?” “Uh-huh.” Danny leaned back against my shoulder. “I wish we had … More Danny’s Owls

“Dogust,” Part 2

Since the sweltering days of August are often referred to as the dog days, some have come to call it “Dogust.” In a previous post, “Dogust,” Part 1, I asked where the phrase, “the dog days of August” came from? Some theorists argue that it began with the ancient Greeks. But others say it began … More “Dogust,” Part 2

“Dogust” Part 1

You’ve heard of the “Dog Days of August,” right? The warm sultry days of August have led some to change the month’s name to “Dogust.” To make these days more enjoyable I’ve listed below some of my favorite National Holidays. I hope you find some to enjoy or at least amuse you. National Holidays for … More “Dogust” Part 1