Back to School…

Traditionally, in late July and August people started thinking about the kids going back to school.  Whether its elementary school, high school or college makes no difference, the first Tuesday in September after Labor Day was the first day of school.

Weather cooling off, crops from summer gardens are in, school supplies and clothes being chosen and bought.  Teachers waiting to instruct kids who might only be there because they’re told to be… or not knowing how important an education is to whatever they choose to do later on in life.

Once in awhile, though, there comes along a special kid, one who’s determined to get out of whatever situation they’re currently in, who has distinct goals in life and a path to get there.  Sometimes said path takes detours, but that’s life.  Things don’t work out one way, try another, until there is success.

Success… slippery word, that.  Just what is success?  That depends on who is asking, since success means different things to everyone.  Also each person takes a different road to get to their own success.

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Happy Independence Day!

4th of July feasting, nice and hot… swimming, boating, lots of fun.  Just don’t drink alcohol and drive home; we don’t want fatalities!

River walk, boat landing, riding down rapids on an inner tube… don’t forget the sunscreen so the sun doesn’t make you look like a lobster.

Happy Independence Day USA!

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Heat Wave!

There’s some pretty hot weather going around… 102F where I’m at yesterday, with a low of 67F.

Maybe if we pray we can have some rain?  How about a rain dance?  No thunder, though; as dry as it is we don’t need wildfires going on.

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Mother’s Day Mayhem

Its the time of year that we normally honor our mothers… all the mayhem we put them through over the years not withstanding.  In this lifetime we only get one mother… care for her and keep her in your hearts and minds always, because she does the same for you.

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Hippity Hop, the Easter Bunny’s on his way!

Where’s that dang rabbit hiding out, anyway?  Isn’t he supposed to be around on April 16th?  Chocolates, eggs, chicks… I personally dislike Peeps intensely…

Flowers popping up… tulips, roses, iris’s… It’d be neat if they made chocolate in shapes of flowers that wouldn’t collapse from their own weight…

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Happy St Patrick’s Day!

Happy St Patrick’s Day!

Downtown Reno no doubt has green beer flowing like water… and bus rides are free between 4pm and midnight local time.  Hopefully all the drunks make it home in one piece, leaving their vehicles parked safely in casino parking lots and garages, and nobody gets hurt.

Stay safe everyone!

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A New Year, Another Holiday

Valentine’s Day is on its way… the 14th of February.  Gifts for this generally include flowers, chocolates, and plush toys.  At least as far as I’ve seen the last few years, anyway.

What events happen on Valentine’s Day?  Dinner and a movie?  Private time between couples?  Maybe somebody has to work, someone else is taking care of children, and the meaning of the day gets lost in the routine of daily life.

Whatever people decide to do on and for the holiday, I wish you a Happy Valentine’s Day.

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Christmas is Coming…

Christmas is coming, the goose is getting fat, won’t you please put a penny in the old man’s hat?  If you haven’t got a penny a h’penny will do, if you haven’t got a h’penny God bless you!

 

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Happy Thanksgiving!

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Thanksgiving is here… which means Christmas is just around the corner.  Which means snow, and Santa, and gifts for everyone far and near.  Grandparents, parents, kids, babies… furbabies too, of course.

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Christmas decorations, a way to stay warm… Many things in these pages to choose from, won’t you stop and take a look?

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Halloween… Oh What Fun!

Ghosties and goblins, witches and pumpkins, children going trick or treating… all fun aspects of the holiday.

Mom and Dad going through the candy haul to make sure its safe to eat is just as much a part of the holiday as collecting the candy is.  More for catching things the kids can’t eat because of allergies, these days, rather than dangerous things from years and decades past.

Be safe this Halloween, and kids, don’t argue with Mom and Dad about the candy haul.  Too much candy is worse than not enough, after all.

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