holidays

Thanksgiving

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Since the beginning of this great American holiday we have been traveling to gather and celebrate Thanksgiving. I thought it would be nice to learn a bit of the history of this celebration. How wonderful to celebrate gratitude and being thankful! Pilgrim Thanksgiving Thanksgiving services were held as early as 1607 in Virginia. But the […]

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5 Ways to Get into the Holiday Spirit!

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It’s the middle of November and with Thanksgiving so late this year, many are starting their Christmas celebrations early. With harvest barely behind us and Halloween a recent memory, how do you get into the holiday spirit? I have a few tips that I have been using to kick start the holiday spirit at the […]

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May Day event

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May Day is a holiday that means many things to many people. When I was a little girl, my sister Debbie and I celebrated May Day by making a flower basket and hanging it on a neighbors door! Will you celebrate May Day events during this fun holiday? The History of May Day The history […]

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Luxe at the Goldmoor Inn!

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The Goldmoor Inn is tucked away in the hills south of charming Galena, Illinois. This castle like Inn exudes romance and it was the perfect place to celebrate our 39th anniversary! We were hosted for this amazing experience! The Drive The drive itself was a fun experience once we left the highway and took the […]

Finding Memories of Dad at the Antique Mall

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December 20th was both my father and my grandson’s birthday. My grandson was eight and my father would have been 86. We lost him almost four years ago in February. Today though I felt his presence wondering through the Barrel Antique Mall. I had not been there in many years. It is a cool antique […]

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