Happy Merry Easter

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The Night Before Easter Author Unknown ‘Twas the night before Easter. All was calm and laid back. Fred, the mouse in the kitchen, snarfed down a late snack. The eggs were all dyed but still drippy and sticky… To be honest, they looked just a little bit icky. There were big jelly beans, chocolate bunnies and such, And as Fred…

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…

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…

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…

Penguin Awareness Day

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Ladies and gentlemen. Boys and girls. I would like to take a moment today to bring to your attention the light of the poor penguin. It is Penguin Awareness Day. A day to take a moment to remember the poor penguin. Everyday penguins lead a harsh life and every day folks all over the world do not give a second…