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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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Happy Veterans Day!

By Amy / November 11, 2020

For those who’ve served, “Happy Veterans Day!” Some vets bristle a bit when people thank them for their service on  Memorial Day, because that’s not what the day is for. However, that’s exactly what Veterans Day is for. From the US Department of Defense: “Veterans Day is NOT the Same as Memorial Day. A lot of Americans […]

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