Keeping the Spirit

By Lois Hoffman

There is something magical about the Christmas spirit. Wouldn't it be nice if it could last all year through?

Christmas 2017

By Mary Carton

Christmas events are happening all over the Shoals. Here is my Christmas cookie recipe, plus the Hooligans' Christmas card.

Winter projects

By Nebraska Dave

This post is about winter projects.

How the West Was Won

By Louis L'Amour

Among the beautiful scenery of the Rio Grande Valley, one cowboy has a close encounter with fellow travelers.


Family Dogs

By Caleb Regan

For Caleb, life wouldn’t be the same without a dog or two around the home.

Veterans Day, Covered Bridges, and Stills

By Mary Carton

With a three-day weekend for Veterans Day, the area had numerous events. Christmas parades have started, and Christmas decorations are going up. I took a covered bridge and birding trip.

Christmas Preparation

By Nebraska Dave

This post is about the preparation for Christmas, thoughts on seed buying, inside projects, and Christmas cards.


By Lois Hoffman

Sometimes Thanksgiving gets squished between Halloween and Christmas. It is too bad because Thanksgiving is a special holiday in its own right, giving us a chance to sit down and take stock of how blessed we really are.

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