History of the American Mother’s Day Celebration When the first English settlers came to America, they discontinued the tradition of Mothering Day. While the British holiday would live on, the American Mother’s Day would be invented — with an entirely new history — centuries later. One explanation for the settlers’ discontinuation of Mothering Day was … Continue reading A Little Mother’s Day History
How wrong I was! After teaching for over 20 years I have finally encountered one of my most difficult students. As we get older, we learn more and more about the world around us. While some of us choose to expand our knowledge and minds, there are some among us that close their minds to … Continue reading Training Day
Have you ever been standing in the middle of your living room vacuuming up cat hair and thought, "Man, this moment in my life would be so much better if my vacuum cleaner was made of 24K gold"? Like not all of it - just the parts that are usually metal or plastic. The bag … Continue reading Common Things Made of Gold
Valentines were very popular through the Civil War, and became increasingly elaborate through the later 19th century.
There are a lot of things that I appreciate about winter. There are no weeds to pull, no mosquitoes, no fruit flies in the kitchen, and I get to wear blue jeans and boots every day if I want. Of course, there is a down-side to winter, and that down-side is the cold. Getting out … Continue reading Staying Warm in Cold Winter Weather
Take the time to let each person know how special they are to you and how grateful you are to know and love them. The times we choose to spend with each other should be filled with joy, love and laughter! Let’s not wait until Thanksgiving to show it, either!
Each year, people across the country sit down around the table on Thanksgiving to eat turkey, one of America’s favorite festive birds. Although most of us are used to eating turkey that has been roasted in an oven, there are many different ways to cook a turkey that you might not know about. If you … Continue reading How To Get Your Turkey On!