Category Archives: Holidays

A Better Gift from a Better You

When your family and friends gather around this Thanksgiving and Christmas, give a gift that is priceless and cannot be bought in any store: time spent with the loneliest person in the room. That’s usually the elderly, but it could be anyone.

Because when the tree has been taken down and the decorations are put away, the shine is off of the presents and you’ve forgotten what you got and what you gave, the gift of your time and attention will still be a warm memory to the recipient.

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Lone Star Antique Mall, Christmas 2015, II

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December 15, 2015 · 8:32 pm

Lone Star Antique Mall, Christmas 2015

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Some of my favorite booths all decked out for Christmas at Lone Star Antique Mall, Haltom City, Texas.

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Vintage Christmas Card, XIV

Vintage Christmas Card bells Hallmark

This small card from Hallmark was sold in a box (rather than individually) and my guess is that it’s from the late 1960s – early 70s.

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Liberty

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“Is life so dear or peace so sweet as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take, but as for me, give me liberty, or give me death!”

Patrick Henry

A very apt question for us in 2015.

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Veterans Day, 2014

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Thank You, to all who served!

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Made in the U.S.A. – ornament hooks

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We needed ornament hooks in December. It was so disappointing when I went to Wal-Mart and all of the ones there were made in… you guessed it: China.

So I thought I’d check out the paper clips and Bingo! Made in the U.S.A.

It just took a little bending and now I have good, strong, American made ornament hooks.

When I packed away the tree decorations this month, I put the hooks in the same can with them.

Next Christmas, I’ll know where they are.

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