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Thanksgiving Day Traditions

By Amy / November 23, 2022

Happy Thanksgiving Day Traditions Thanksgiving Day traditions vary widely, I’m sure.  In preparation for this holiday post, I looked up a lot of them.  While they included many great traditions, some of which we practice in our home, a couple of my favorites were missing. First, the common traditions that we practice here are no […]

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Veterans Day 2022 – Thank you for your service!

By Amy / November 4, 2022

Veterans Day 2022 – and every year – falls on November 11th. This is the day when you should absolutely thank a veteran. Memorial Day is to remember those who died serving. Veterans Day is for thanking those who are still with us. This year our son, Sean “Sarge”, is a civilian. He and many […]

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Long Live The Grand Experiment: Happy Independence Day 2022!

By Amy / July 4, 2022

Long Live “The Grand Experiment!”  Happy Independence Day! Allow us to share original thoughts of some great Americans to celebrate the 4th of July, the anniversary of the American Experiment; The Grand Experiment. “No experiment can be more interesting than that we are now trying, and which we trust will end in establishing the fact, […]

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Memorial Day 2022; Remember the Fallen

By Amy / May 27, 2022

In observance of Memorial Day 2022, we share the following from Wikipedia. Memorial Day (originally known as Decoration Day[1]) is a federal holiday in the United States for mourning the U.S. military personnel who have died while serving in the United States armed forces.[2] It is observed on the last Monday of May. It was formerly observed on May 30 from 1868 to […]

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Our Easter Celebration: Anchor of Hope – Righteous Redeemer

By Amy / April 15, 2022

In observance of our Easter celebration this year, we share this post from a “sister site” – Crown of Compassion (more below). “Great is the Lord, and most worthy of praise/ Refuge of strength to the end./ Righteous redeemer and mighty to save/ He’s the anchor of hope for all men.”- Ellie Holcomb, Anchor of Hope […]

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Happy Labor Day with some Labor Day History

By Amy / September 3, 2021

Happy Labor Day!  Labor Day, observed the first Monday in September, is an annual celebration of the social and economic achievements of American workers. The holiday is rooted in the late nineteenth century when labor activists pushed for a federal holiday to recognize the many contributions workers have made to America’s strength, prosperity, and well-being. […]

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Independence Day Fireworks courtesy of Patrick Henry

By Amy / June 30, 2021

Independence Day fireworks are a staple of our 4th of July celebrations. The real *fireworks* started with the founders of our country, the ‘radicals’ of the 1770s American Revolution.  Patrick Henry was among the most radical.  Henry did *not* approve of the United States Constitution, because he found it too restrictive.  That view led to […]

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Memorial Day 2021 – Please Remember & Honor

By Amy / May 28, 2021

Happy Memorial Day 2021. A reminder – Memorial Day honors those who died while serving in our military. Veteran’s Day honors all veterans. Armed Forces Day honors those presently serving. We normally do the Oconomowoc Memorial Day Observance at the Band Shell on the lake.  This year we’re making up for lost time during covid, […]

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Happy Easter 2021! Where can we see the Risen Jesus?

By Amy / April 4, 2021

Happy Easter 2021 ~ Where do we see the Risen Jesus?  The temptation in our modern world is to look for proof and evidence with 21st century eyes.  The Easter stories were not written for that kind of evidence. We are told there is an empty grave and someone – we don’t know who – […]

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Happy Thanksgiving 2020 – expressing our gratitude

By Amy / November 26, 2020

Happy Thanksgiving 2020…tough times to gather together, and to go about the holidays as usual.  Yet we shouldn’t let tough times stop us from expressing our gratitude and prayers for the blessings we have – our gratitude and prayers for this Happy Thanksgiving 2020 – a difficult year to say the least. We’re thankful for […]

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