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SOUNDS OF THE SEASON


A familiar holiday song proclaims, “It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas.” But suppose the lyric were changed to “sound a lot like Christmas”? What would that mean to you? What sounds do you associate with the holiday season? …

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GIVE THANKS


Ripened grain crops, flavorful berry patches, luscious fruit orchards, hardy vegetable gardens, mature grape vineyards – the fall harvest season is well underway. The bounties of the harvest bring a cornucopia of blessings, culminating with a national day of Thanksgiving …

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BASEBALL’S FALL CLASSIC


Baseball season is almost over. Die-hard fans are looking forward to the coming weeks when the division pennant races begin, and the winners face off in a best-of-seven championship series. Major League Baseball’s World Series – played for over 100 …

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REMEMBERING 1964 – 50 YEARS AGO


Were you one of the millions of viewers who watched the Beatles perform on The Ed Sullivan Show in February 1964? Did you tune in to the debut of the quiz game show Jeopardy! on NBC of that same year? …

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VACATION TIME


Pack your bags, it’s vacation time! What’s your idea of the perfect summer getaway? Some say that relaxing in the sun, seeing the sights, and tasting local food are the ingredients for a great trip. Stir up heartwarming memories of …

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FIRST JOBS


Remember scooping ice cream, delivering newspapers, bagging groceries, collecting movie tickets, manning the elevator, or pumping gas? Many in your group can wax nostalgic about their first jobs. Summertime elicits memories of early work experiences in the teenage years. Try …

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BRIDES


The wedding season is underway, and beaming brides-to-be are getting ready to walk down the aisle. The celebration of a wedding – whether simple or elaborate – is a special time for a couple, their families and friends. Ring the …

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BUZZING BEES


Spring is a hectic time of the year – around the house, in the garden, on the farm. In fact, some folks say they’re “busy as a bee” in the springtime. Why the comparison? Just like the bees, people are …

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SPRING COMES CALLING


The wait is over. Springtime is officially here – at least on the calendar. It’s time for sun-kissed days, gentle breezes, birds and blossoms – and an occasional shower of rain.  The arrival of spring is a welcome relief after …

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TIME, TIME, TIME


Spring forward, fall back – sound familiar? The daylight hours will soon be longer, thanks to the arrival of Daylight Savings Time (DST) in March. Setting your clocks – and other timepieces – forward one hour might conjure up a …

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YOUNG AT HEART


If you’re celebrating another birthday soon, you might hear this cliché: You’re only as old as you feel. Age is just a number, and despite what the calendar might indicate, you can still stay “young at heart.” This month’s newsletter …

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WINTER COMFORTS


The song says it best: “Baby, it’s cold outside.” While you may not enjoy tromping through the snow and ice or dealing with the frigid temperatures outdoors, you can still enjoy some of the comforts of winter indoors. Hot cocoa, …

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