Thanksgiving Traditions

Thanksgiving Traditions

Its that time of year again, Thanksgiving. Time for long held family traditions that often involve a turkey with all the trimmings and family gatherings. This year we’re having dinner with my parents, my brother and his wife and of course the kids. The dogs will be there just in case something gets dropped on the floor and a quick, efficient clean-up is needed. We’re fortunate in not having to travel far for our celebration so we’ll miss out on all the fun at the airports that are making the news these days.

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Gardens Remind Me of My Grandfather

Gardens Remind Me of My Grandfather

I remember being amazed at all the vegetables that were growing on what seemed like giant plants. I don’t know how old I was but I must have been pretty young because in my minds’ eye the plants look like something that would give Jack’s beanstalk a run for its money.

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A Brief History of Guitars

Although descended from Asia and India, the word “Guitar” comes from the Latin word cithara which came from the Greek word κιθάρα or Kithara. Kithara came from a Persian word Sintar. We get the “tar” on the ends of the words because it means string in Persian.

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Germany’s Invasion of Poland (part 2)

As promised I will now dive deeper into the invasion of Poland by taking a closer look at the German’s point of view. The plan was devised by a German General by the name of Franz Halder. However the plan was executed by General Walter Von Brauchitsch.

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Germany’s Invasion of Poland (part 1)

September 1, 1939. Germany and the Soviet union signed a treaty known as the Moltov-Ribbentrop Pact. Once the Invasion began with the Germans Invading from the South, East, and West, The Poles Retreated from their forward bases of operations, which were close to the German border, And fell back to better defended lines

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Hey Everybody

My biggest topics will most likely be World War Two battles, events, and Technology. but I may write some about American History in general.

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May is For Mother’s Day

What are the traditions in your family to honor your mother? Over the years, my younger brother, Darrin, and I would usually get creative and make something for my mom. Most often a card. We would also apply this creative streak to other holidays like kids often do.

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The Saga of a Thrifting Junky

I’ve been watching the show about hoarding, making a mental note to be careful I don’t wind up as one of subjects of interest. I can see how an affinity for thrift stores, yard sales, estate sales, rummaging through old attics and barns could lead a person down a path they can’t easily step off of.

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Blossoms of Spring Bring Fond Memories

There’s just something magical about Springtime, isn’t there? If you ever stop to consider it, the emergence of blossoms all around us is truly just like magic. Everything was all dead, dark and gray and all at once it seems we’re surrounded by color.

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