While you’re preparing your grocery list for Thanksgiving give some thought to relationships. There’s more to the day than food and football. Consider relieving the things that stress you out. We’ve all had enough stress this year. One of my friends complained about a previous Thanksgiving. “We went to my husband’s family. The … More Prepare for Thanksgiving
The Third Annual Fort Scott Veterans Day Celebration will honor our American Heroes. November 11:11:00 a.m. Veterans Day CeremonyLuncheon directly after the ceremony @ VFW Post 1165 November 13:10:00 & 11:00 a.m.; 1:00 & 2:00 p.m. – Trolley Tours Free for Veterans November 14:3:00 p.m. – Veterans Parade, Downtown Fort Scott8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. … More Fort Scott Veterans Celebration
If you love observing sea life, if you like water activities in a protected harbor, and if you like great seafood—then check out Moss Landing. My new friends, Steve and Candy arrived at Moss Landing on a beautiful day (see the featured photo above). They stayed at the KOA RV park close to the beach … More Moss Landing, California
Last week I wrote about Grandma M’s Trip to Iowa with her five granddaughters. This week’s story recounts her trip with her grandsons to Stockton Lake, Missouri. She’s a busy lady. These trips always begin with the children’s arrival at Grandma’s house in the morning. They arrive with suitcase and sack lunch in hand. They … More Grandma M’s Trip to Stockton Lake
One of my friends goes on a trip every year with her granddaughters—all five of them. To protect the identity of the children I’ll simply refer to my friend as Grandma M. This year COVID put a cramp in their plans. “However, it opened up new, exciting possibilities,” she said. “And you can quote me … More Grandma M’s Trip to Iowa
During the coronavirus quarantine, many of us have been doing more reading. My husband and I developed a routine every morning. We read aloud to each other whatever was of interest. I dusted off some poems I hadn’t read for a while. One morning we discussed the poem, Song of Hiawatha by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. … More Hiawatha
To warm your Christmas, here’s a humorous post from my archives. 96 degrees. 79% humidity. And a three-year-old boy. Were we in an air-conditioned car? No. Were we in an air-conditioned building? No. Were we at least in a swimming pool? No. Although, I was almost that wet—with sweat that is. We were at Grant’s … More What Was I Thinking?
Christmas involves over-eating for many people. If you’re looking for a place to accommodate that, look no farther than the Shady Maple Smorgasbord. Below is a post from my archives on this restaurant. Plus this place also features an amazing gift shop downstairs to satisfy any Christmas shopper’s fancy. As promised I have more food … More Shady Maple