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Happy Mother’s Day!

Posted: May 14th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: T Writes | Tags: , , | No Comments »

Today all loving moms deserve breakfast in bed. Brought to them quietly, without any fuss. And then taken away just as quietly, so they can be left to SLEEP IN. Thanks, moms, for all that you do!

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Feliz Cinco de Mayo!

Posted: May 5th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: T Writes | Tags: , | No Comments »

Cinco de Mayo has come to represent a celebration of the contributions that Mexican Americans and all Hispanics have made to America. Time to break out the papel picado!

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Happy Easter!

Posted: April 16th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: T Writes | Tags: , , | No Comments »

Celebrating Easter can be hard on pets. This unfortunate reveler has one question on its mind: WHO DID THIS TO ME?

All the usual suspects are undercover, of course. Thanks to paper plates and craft supplies.

Some are hiding under a shell.

And even Mom is incognito.

“Mom” image found at this fun website.

Maybe this mystery will be solved. Maybe not. But all Easter-frocked pets deserve an extra treat today!

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Posted: March 17th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: T Writes | Tags: , , | No Comments »

May the luck of the Irish be with you today…

And may your leprechaun trap trap a leprechaun!

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Words to live by

Posted: February 20th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: T Writes | Tags: , , | No Comments »

On this President’s Day, I am thinking of President John F. Kennedy, who governed the country at the time American artist Norman Rockwell painted “The Golden Rule,” a message handed down from high in order to benefit us all, whether powerful or powerless. “If a free society cannot help the many who are poor, it cannot save the few who are rich,” said President Kennedy. Thank you to the Presidents of the United States who have served Americans with care and compassion!

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Happy Valentine’s Day!

Posted: February 14th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: T Writes | Tags: , | No Comments »

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Honoring Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Posted: January 16th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: T Writes | Tags: , , | No Comments »

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness;

Only light can do that.

Hate cannot drive out hate;

Only love can do that.”

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Posted: November 24th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: T Writes | Tags: , , | No Comments »

 

How lucky we are to have such a wonderful family.
Let our roots grow deep in our love for each other.
Let our hearts, friendships, and homes be blessed with truth and forgiveness.
Let us honor each person for their unique qualities and special characters.
Watch over each and every one and keep them safe,
Fill their lives with  goodness,
And weave us all closer together.

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Happy Fourth of July!

Posted: July 4th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: T Writes | Tags: , , , | No Comments »

Most fireworks on the Fourth happen at night. And they’re EXTREMELY NOISY. It’s fun to stay out late, and it can be fun to be blasted by bangs. But it’s also fun to take matters into your own hands and create your own fireworks schedule, and here’s one easy way to do it in broad daylight.

All you need is a sidewalk or driveway and plenty of sidewalk chalk. Yes, the big stuff!

There’s one more thing you need. A little imagination. And voilà! Explosions of colorful fireworks. Add your own sound effects, and have a Happy Fourth of July!

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Happy Father’s Day!

Posted: June 19th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: T Writes | Tags: , , , | No Comments »

What are dads up to in 2016? Well, first of all, they’re stacking Cheerios on their babies!

Patrick Quinn is the founder of Life of Dad, a social network just for dads. One day he put a Cheerio on his three-week-old son Maxton’s nose, and a hot new fad was born. So far, the record for Cheerio stacking by a dad on his baby is 16, and only two dads have met that goal so far.

“That seems to be the Everest of Cheerio stacking,” says Patrick, who hasn’t gotten that far yet. “I don’t even know how it’s possible.”

C’mon, Patrick. It’s dads we’re talking about. Happy Father’s Day to all dads everywhere!

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