15+ Favorite Holiday Traditions and … a few that we miss…
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15+ Favorite Holiday Traditions and … a few that we miss…

How Important are Family Traditions? The other day I mentioned to a friend that we aren’t going to have a Christmas tree this year because we’re in between homes. This shouldn’t be a big deal –  except it kind of is … Christmas Trees Not putting up a tree (or not decorating for Christmas) will … Continue reading

Southern Cornbread Dressing:    Memories of My Grandmother
Daily Reflections / Family / This Is My Life

Southern Cornbread Dressing: Memories of My Grandmother

Please read the special note at the end of the post. My Grandmother Making cornbread always reminds me of my Grandmother. (And make no mistake; we called her Grandmother.  Not Grandma, Gramma or Granny.  She was Grandmother.)  Grandmother made her cornbread in an iron skillet. She believed that cornbread just tasted better if it was … Continue reading

Parenting – One of the Most Important Things You’ll Ever Do
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Parenting – One of the Most Important Things You’ll Ever Do

  Becoming a parent is one of the best things that ever happened to me.  Being a parent changed my life in ways that I couldn’t begin to understand until many years later.   Even when it seems easy, raising children is still a difficult job.  You’re never off duty and your job really never … Continue reading

Wooden Windmill
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Wooden Windmill

Most wooden windmills have been replaced by the modern metal versions; so I was thrilled to see this one in New Mexico.  We were traveling home along the long stretch of Highway 87 between Raton, New Mexico and Dalhart, Texas.  The scenery consists of what I call rolling plains and lots of sky.  The sky … Continue reading