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What we really need are more Charlie Brown trees

Last week my grandson and I went to Dirr Nursery to cut our Christmas tree. We brought it home, put it in its holder in the living room, untangled and strung the lights, and hung the ornaments.

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There are folks who feel the need to share at Thanksgiving

Hope you had a good Thanksgiving with your family or friends. We had all our family here on Thanksgiving evening. Ruth Ann was cooking and baking for two days, not all day, but parts of each day. She is like her Mother when setting a meal for our family.

Sled riding is for boys, not for older gentlemen


Origins of the Christmas tree

With all the hoopla lately about calling Christmas trees – holiday trees, I was curious about just how the custom of Christmas trees began.

Monroe Grange serves a great Thanksgiving supper for members

Last week Ruth Ann and I, along with several other Lions Club members volunteered at the Bethel Tate High School to help with the H1N1 Flu shots for the high school students. While there we were talking to a feller and he said his daughter had cat food in a bucket on the porch, and when she looked in the bucket, there was a cat and a possum both in there eating the cat food. What a strange sight!

Eating Thanksgiving dinner alone is common

Across America this week families are gathering to give thanks for the love they share and for the freedoms we enjoy in America. For most this time together includes a Thanksgiving feast of turkey with all the trimmings.

Local orchards have fine apples, cider and blackberries

Last week Ruth Ann and I went up to A.& M. Orchard to get some apples. Ruth Ann likes the Stayman Winesap for making pies and cooking. When we got there we were glad to see Cindy there. This young lady has had a rough time health wise. She is in a wheel chair and it was so good to see her. Of course Alice and Ralph too.

The saga of buying a chair for the man cave

As all good parents do from time to time, we recently gave a piece of furniture to one of our kids. This time it was the loveseat from my man cave. I really didn

Ohio voters support seniors despite economy

Sixteen Senior Service Levies were on the ballot in Ohio on Nov. 3, and all 16 passed with the overwhelming support of local voters. This would be an extraordinary accomplishment during the best of times, and it is doubly so during these difficult economic times.

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