International Guitar Month

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April is International Guitar Month.  The guitar is an old instrument, having  been around for some 3,300 years ago, although they didn’t quite look like today’s instruments. The word guitar is descended from the Latin word cithara, the modern guitar itself is not believed to have descended from the Roman instrument. There are many theories of where the modern guitar comes from.. One commonly cited theory is…

Poem in Memoriam

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Yesterday was our Grandpa Bear’s funeral. There were many there who shared memories. It is amazing the effect our lives have on the lives of others.  Bear treated everyone like family, customers, neighbors, etc. He was good man and his sons continue the legacy. On the back of the little handout given in memoriam was the following poem. It touched…

Vacation Wishes

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I have never had an official vacation, not counting the two times I got to go to Disneyland and Hawaii both for a week. I do believe that was the only real, planned, on purpose vacation that.  Don’t get me wrong, I have travelled but for the most part, it was mostly in conjunction with work of some kind. I…

St Patty’s Day

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This last Saturday was St. Patrick’s Day. It is kind of a big deal in our little city with the festivities lasting all weekend.  Everywhere you look there are folks wearing green from the cute to the absurd.  I saw small children with face paint, a baby dressed liked a leprechaun (which was very cute). There were perfectly normal people…

Happy Supreme Sacrifice Day!

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Supreme Sacrifice Day recognizes the ultimate sacrifice made by some for the good of others. History is filled with examples of  people who offered the supreme sacrifice for other people. We offer these examples: Jesus Christ gave the supreme sacrifice when he died on the cross for us. Soldiers in battle gave their lives to protect our freedom, our way…

National Handwriting Day

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In this day of electronic communication, the art of handwriting has gone by the wayside. Or has it? Nope. It is actually on the rise again. “With the popularity of scrapbooking, cardmaking and other paper crafts, we are seeing more Americans returning to pens and pencils for the warmth and personal touch they lend to any document,” Baker explained. “People enjoy…