Friday Fun Fact

The Pilgrims may have originally been Puritans, but they weren’t puritanical when it came to alcohol. Their primary beverage was beer, even for the kids. The Pilgrims believed that water was contaminated and often made people sick, which was probably true in a time before reliable water filtration or purification.

Shoppers Start Your Engines, Pre-Black Friday Event At Walmart’s

If you’re a shopaholic who loves the thrill of finding a good deal, take note. Walmart has jumped the gun with a Pre-Black Friday Event that begins this Friday, November 21 at 8:00 a.m.

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Precious Moments

Priceless is such moments as today when I overheard my 9-year-old say while checking out a loose tooth in the bathroom mirror, “I wonder what the tooth fairy does with all those teeth?”

Wordless Wednesday

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Sunday’s Saying

“Any woman who understands the problems of running a home will be nearer to understanding the problems of running a country.”  Margaret Thatcher

Is A Spelling Test Too Much To Ask?

I sit quietly for 40 minutes as the two young teachers ramble on about chapter books and the importance of breaking out numbers when you do three-digit addition before combusting and interrupting the conversation.

“Spelling tests,” I finally say, locking eyes with the bubbly 30-something steering the conversation and whose blue eyes remind me of the actress Courteney Cox. “You don’t believe in giving spelling tests?”

She lights up. “You’re not the first parent to ask that question,” she says.

I would hope not.

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Wordless Wednesday

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