Ever Forget a Birthday?

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Age is a case of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it don’t matter. ~Satchel Paige These kids don’t mind birthdays at all. They love them. Getting older is exciting. But as the years pile on, we start wanting to drag our feet a little about that getting older stuff. I still love birthdays. I just have a problem …

Birthday Stories and the Birthday Giveaway Winners!

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This picture is a few years old. My grandson is taller than me now and I can’t pick up both the little ones anymore, but this is the last birthday photo I have of me. Grandkids make a birthday fun, but now my birthday month has come to an end. It’s October. That means it’s time to pick winners in …

Never Say Never

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How many of you have told yourself or others to “never say never?” That’s an especially important thing to remember when you’re talking about your kids as in my kid would NEVER do whatever wrong thing we’re seeing some other kid do. Experienced parents don’t let that my kid will never do words out in the open. But people who …

Birthday Stories and Flowers

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Birthdays can be like flowers, lovely and bright, different even as they come on the same day year after year. The birthday stories some of you have been sending me are the same. Some of you have birthdays where not much fuss is made, maybe cake and ice cream. Others of you have had parties and special vacations and surprises. …

Mothers, Feed Sack Dresses and Sparklers

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“My mother taught me about the power of inspiration and courage, and she did it with a strength and a passion that I wish could be bottled.” ~Cathy Fiorina I know you were expecting more birthday stories to go along with my birthday giveaway. (Remember you can check out details here.) So the mother quote may have surprised you. But …

Stories to Celebrate and Prizes to Win

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“Nobody can be uncheered with a balloon.” ~A.A. Milne Have you ever had balloons on your birthday? Balloons just seem to say let’s celebrate. Just ask Winnie the Pooh. That old bear can float around with a balloon and enjoy every day, birthday or not.  So today here are some balloons to get us in the birthday mood and to …

Winners, Bicycles and Birthdays

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My birthday month is over. September has slipped away too soon. No more birthday stories in my e-mail box. 🙁 It’s been a crazy month down here on the farm with Christmas at Harmony Hill out in September and Orchard of Hope coming out in its new package on October 1. Add in one of Mom’s caretakers being sidelined with cataract …

Surprises, Parties and Chocolate Cakes

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“Let’s face it, a nice, creamy chocolate cake does a lot for a lot of people; it does for me.” ~Audrey Hepburn Let’s face it, a nice creamy chocolate cake does a lot for a lot of people; it does for me. Audrey Hepburn Read more at http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/keywords/chocolate_cake.html#FS468PmEH8F8rtSo.99 Let’s face it, a nice creamy chocolate cake does a lot for …