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It’s Friday! Another favorite thing or two

It’s Friday! Another favorite thing or two On an extra cold morning last week, I was looking out the breakfast room window and realized that I had another favorite thing. Number 11. The birds were flitting around, frantically eating sunflower seeds in the artic-like weather. That was good for there weren’t any birds here to…

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It’s Friday

Add variety to meals in 2018: try white pepper Greetings friends, it’s Friday, the first of the new year! All day Monday I was thinking about this article. I had already decided to write about white pepper for this week, so as usual, I worked on it in my head before I sat down after…

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It’s Friday

Top ten list includes favorites old and new Peggy’s Top Ten Favorite Things: 1.Watching a Christmas movie in bed with a 4-year old grandchild. 2. An old dog. He loves me so. I’m so thankful for his 12+ years of total devotion to our family. 3. The Sound of Music, live! The movie mesmerized me…

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It’s Friday

Birthday party atmosphere, spirit enhanced by snow We’ve had a grandchild born in 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016. That means our youngest just turned one. Madalyn Grace (MG) is the spitting image of her red-headed daddy, except that she has huge blue eyes, and it’s yet too early to tell if her hair will be…

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Bucket List

Sardis retiree fulfills longtime wish By Rita Howell Forget the birthday cake. Forget the chorus of “Happy Birthday to you.” What did John Clark Hudson of Sardis want for his 82nd birthday? He wanted to skydive. “I started thinking about turning 82,” the retired architect said. “I feel like 42, but in reality I thought…

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It’s Friday

Grocery shopping stressful without friends to talk to Seems I’ve spent a substantial amount of time just looking lately. Most of the moving boxes have been emptied. Things are pretty much in place, but where is now the question. I’ve put so much up that I’ve forgotten already where it all is. That really became…

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It’s Friday

Marjoram adds love, happiness; perhaps prophetic Here’s a rather timely recipe just right for the day after turkey day. Try this tasty tetrazzini rendition for supper this weekend if you’re too pooped to go out after a full week of cleaning, grocery shopping, traveling, cooking, washing, decorating, entertaining and Christmas shopping. I doubt that you’ve…

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It’s Friday

Dinner rolls top list of favorites on holiday menu Is it me or does Thanksgiving seem a little early this year? Here it is the Friday before turkey day already. Needless to say, I’m not ready. Not sure the turkey décor is coming out this year, but there will be roast turkey on the platter…

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It’s Friday

Mind your manners wherever you are Greetings from Tennessee! I’m not sure how many of my Thanksgiving crew will be here for our inaugural Tennessee Thanksgiving dinner. All of them, I hope and maybe a few newcomers. I’m embarrassed to admit that I’ve let time slip up on me and I have failed to get…

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It’s Friday

Recycled toys now entertaining next generation One of the first things I packed for moving was the boys’ toys. When DW got them down from the attic I saw then that nothing comes down from the attic looking like it did when it went up. So, I sorted tractors, cars, trucks, farm animals, horse trailers,…

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