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Saying Goodbye to Old Family Traditions

With the holidays fast approaching, I’ve been thinking a lot about past family traditions as well as new traditions that have formed and are forming. For as long as I can remember, Thanksgiving has been my favorite holiday — not just because of the food, but because there are absolutely zero expectations (other than eating […]

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trick-or-treating

Where Have All the Trick-or-Treaters Gone?

Where have all the trick-or-treaters gone? Many of my friends have lamented the decreasing number of children at their door on Halloween night. Is the tradition of trick-or-treating dying? We are fortunate to live in a community where Halloween is alive and well, with the streets crowded and the candy flowing. Even here, I have […]

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Putting A Twist On Traditional Valentine's Day Dates

Putting A Twist On Traditional Valentine’s Day Dates

Roses are red, violets are blue. I’m ready for something different. How about you?* February 14 marks Valentine’s Day, a celebration of love and romance, replete with red roses, heart-shaped boxes of chocolate, long waits at every restaurant in town, and lots of expectations for thoughtful expressions of “I Love You” between partners. It’s not […]

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