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HAPPY VERNAL EQUINOX

Susan Vaughan here. Happy spring to everyone, although here in Maine true spring won’t show up for a month or more. Nevertheless, March 20, 2019 is the spring, or vernal, equinox in the northern hemisphere. As dawn is the time … Continue reading

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The Scent of Balsam

The simplest thing can bring on the flood. A song. A scent. The shiny red-green-gold beads in a strand of garland. It’s Christmastime, and for me, sentiment comes easy. Putting up the tree triggers the memories, doesn’t it? Last weekend … Continue reading

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The Best Christmas Gift

Those of you who know me are aware that when it comes to the holidays I can make Scrooge (prior to the visit from Marley’s ghost) look like the epitome of Christmas. This attitude is due to a number of … Continue reading

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Is That a Real Holiday?

Susan Vaughan here. While going through a calendar given to me, I found a number of special commemorative days and sort-of holidays I’d never heard of. I’m betting few of you have heard of them too. September has more than … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Again!

Vaughn Hardacker here. Another year is almost gone and I’m staring my 68th Thanksgiving in the eye. I’ve never been a holiday type of guy (even less so now that my nuclear family has disintegrated) and for many years I’ve … Continue reading

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