Monthly Archives: November 2016

A Warm Blanket

I grew up in the Piedmont region of South Carolina. Piedmont means “the foothills.” Our small town was at the foot of the mountains rather than in the mountains, and the climate was summer : hot and winter : chilly. … Continue reading

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Black Friday

My inquisitive Greek partner was on the phone with his mother when he asked me, “Where did the name ‘Black Friday’ come from?” Eager to help, I ran to the computer, typed in “derivation of the name ‘Black Friday’” on … Continue reading

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Five Days in D. C.

On November 16th, Dimitris and I boarded a Southwest Airlines plane and flew to Ronald Reagan airport in Washington, D. C. The challenge was to see in four and one-half days as much as we could see in the nation’s … Continue reading

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We Gather Together

We gather together to ask the Lord’s blessing. I am full of gratitude on this Thanksgiving day, 2016. I am 78 years old, have experienced many health challenges such as two encounters with cancer,¬†two knee replacements, angioplasty, a ruptured appendix. … Continue reading

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Stuffed Mushrooms

When I last visited with my daughter and her family in Naples, FL a short time ago, I enjoyed eating a home-cooked meal which my daughter prepared. The meal included meatloaf, stuffed mushrooms, and a potato concoction that had lots … Continue reading

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Grape versus Apple

I remember as a child visiting a friend’s house and being served a piece of buttered toast with apple jelly spread and a glass of cold milk. I was so impressed with the taste that, although it did not merit … Continue reading

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Veterans Day 2016

Restaurants in America have¬†become very good about remembering their veteran patrons especially on Veterans Day with free meals, appetizers, pancakes, etc. This Veterans Day, I had a complimentary Grand Slam at Denny’s–eggs, sausage, bacon, and hash browns. What more could … Continue reading

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