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SUMMER FLAVORS

Remember picking blueberries, blackberries, and huckleberries for Grandma’s special berry pie? How about feasting on fried chicken, dill potato salad, heirloom tomatoes, and deep-dish peach pie at the annual church picnic? Do you recall using an old hand-cranked churn to make gallons of tasty strawberry ice cream for your family? Some of our best summertime [...]

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ROAD TRIP MEMORIES

All across America, parents are hearing a familiar refrain: “Are we there yet?” The summer vacation season is in full swing, and many families are heading off for a road trip in the family car. Whether it’s a short day excursion, an extended vacation, or a cross-country trek, summer trips create lasting memories. Take a [...]

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JULY 4TH – RED, WHITE, & BLUE

Soon we’ll be enjoying an old-fashioned Fourth of July celebration with parades, picnics, concerts, and fireworks. Red, white, and blue will be the colors of the day. Whether you attend a special family gathering or a community event, there are plenty of activities to commemorate the birth of America. The suggestions below focus on the [...]

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GARDENING

Remember the succulent taste of a vine-ripened tomato from your grandmother’s garden?  Seasoned gardeners know there are plenty of chores to do in the coming months, if they want to enjoy freshly picked vegetables from their own patch. Their “to-do” list might look like this: weed, water, prune, stake, fertilize, mulch, pick. Tending the garden [...]

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RACING: DERBY DAY FUN

Do you know which annual event is billed as the “fastest two minutes in sports”? Here are three clues: It’s for three-year-olds only. It takes place in the heart of the Bluegrass State. It’s run on the first Saturday in May. Horse-racing fans are getting very excited about the upcoming Kentucky Derby. The famous race [...]

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SPRINGTIME IN PARIS

If you could take the trip of your dreams, where would you go? Many tourists choose Paris, France, as a popular travel destination. The mere mention of Paris evokes images of chic fashion boutiques, lush parks and gardens, quaint sidewalk cafes, antique shops, art galleries, and bustling open-air markets. One visit to the beautiful “City [...]

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MARCH: LION AND LAMB DAYS

March is notorious for its fickle weather. From cold, blustery winds to warm, gentle breezes, the third month of the year has its share of yo-yo days. An old weather proverb says, “March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb.” The March winds may be blowing as winter makes its exit [...]

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COLOR RED

Attention-grabbing and eye-popping - that’s the way some people would describe the color red. The bold hue conjures up strong feelings such as passion, courage, and anger. Red is often called the color of love. You’re likely to see a lot of it during the month of February – red hearts, red roses, a box [...]

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NEW YORK – A TRIP TO THE BIG APPLE

It’s December 31, and the countdown to midnight has begun. A very large crowd has gathered in Times Square to watch the lowering of the crystal ball. Shouts erupt and confetti fills the air. Welcome to New Year’s Eve in New York City! The bustling city is a favorite tourist destination in any season. What [...]

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CHRISTMASTIME – ‘TIS THE SEASON

The Christmas season is a great time for making memories. Etched in the minds and hearts of many older adults are childhood images of an old-fashioned Christmas – homespun, simple, uncomplicated. Although the holiday has changed a bit over the years, some things remain the same: baking sugar cookies using Grandma’s favorite recipe, tromping through [...]

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