Memorial Day 2022; Remember the Fallen

By Amy / May 27, 2022
Memorial Day 2022 Image Graves at Arlington on Memorial Day

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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Happy New Year 2022 Goals

By Sean / December 31, 2021
Happy New Year 2022 Image to illustrate blog

Our goal, first and foremost, is to wish all of our visitors a Happy New Year 2022! Just as importantly, we share proven techniques to make your resolutions for a Happy New Year 2022 a reality for you.  We share three steps to achieving your goals: SMART Goals, Zig Ziglar, and Becoming Your Best when […]

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A Visit from St. Nicholas ~ Happy Christmas!

By Sean / December 23, 2021
Image of title page of Twas the Night Before Christmas - 1912 edition of the poem A Visit from St. Nicholas, illustrated by Jessie Willcox Smith

A Visit from St. Nicholas A Visit from St. Nicholas, more commonly known as, “Twas the Night Before Christmas,” the first phrase of the classic poem by Clement Clarke Moore.       A Visit from St. Nicholas BY CLEMENT CLARKE MOORE ‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house Not a creature was […]

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Happy Thanksgiving Day Poems

By Sean / November 25, 2021

Here’s a great poem, among many at https://www.weareteachers.com/thanksgiving-poems-for-kids/ (that’s for kids of all ages!). I was pleased to find this little gem among many via https://www.google.com/search?q=thanksgiving+poems You’ll find more fun Thanksgiving poems for kids at https://gatheredagain.com/thanksgiving-poems-kids/ – including the poem above and One, Two, below: One, Two One, two Here’s some turkey for you. Three, four Here, have […]

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Happy Labor Day with some Labor Day History

By Amy / September 3, 2021
Happy Labor Day Parade Red Granite Wisconsin 1908

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 courtesy of Patrick Henry

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
Memorial Day 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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