Children’s Book Review: Time for Kids Awesome America by Katy Steinmetz

TIME FOR KIDS: AWESOME AMERICA Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about the History, People, and Culture By: Katy Steinmetz Published: May 31, 2016 Publisher: Time for Kids Non-Fiction Stop what you are doing. You don’t even need to read any farther. Just BUY THIS BOOK! Seriously, this book is so….AWESOME! It covers everything you…
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Your Sacrifice is Not Forgotten

Today, I am remembering all the Veterans in our family  and those I don’t know  who have sacrificed and fought  to keep even the most basic of freedoms safe for us in America. I will never be able to comprehend  the sacrifice so many men and women have made. I will never be able to…
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A Little Monday Inspiration – Memorial Day

Today, in many communities across the United States, we are celebrating Memorial Day. On this day, we recognize the men and women  who died while serving in the Armed Forces.  The original name, Decoration Day,  was to remember soldiers who died during the Civil War.  Today, many use it as a day to remember all…
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Book Review: Stories in Uniform

STORIES IN UNIFORM A Look at the Heroics, Sacrifices, and Triumphs of Our Soldiers A Reader’s Digest Publication Published:  May 2, 2013 STORIES IN UNIFORM is a chronological retrospective of the best military pieces Reader’s Digest has run; pieces that will make you weep, make your heart sing, inspire you, enrage you, and make you laugh. Beginning in…
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Day #21 of Sumner Vacation

Happy Flag Day everyone!  Our daughter, Reagan, made up these Flag Day cards a couple weeks ago and couldn’t wait to pass them out in the neighborhood today.  She wore her favorite patriotic shirt and went door to door passing out her cards.  I imagine she brought a smile to their face and she even…
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Day #4 of Summer Vacation

Putting flowers on Grandma and Grandpa’s grave.  Grandpa served in WW II and passed in 1999.  Grandma died in 2006.  Oh how we miss them.
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Flag Essay

Our son, Bennett won 1st Prize for the following essay and I thought today was an appropriate day to share it with you.  The following essay was written by Bennett and I have copied it just as he wrote it.  He won $30 from the American Legion for this essay. THE FLAG By Bennett –…
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My First Try at Making a Wreath – My Patriotic Wreath

I saw an idea for making a spring wreath on PINTEREST.  But, then spring came and went and I still really wanted to make it.  So, I made a trip to Michael’s thinking I could find something to make some sort of wreath with.  I wasn’t able to find the exact stuff I wanted, but…
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Counting My Blessings In November

November is the time to count our many blessings – name them one by one. I want to look at each day and name at least one blessing from that day. Something that happened or affected me on that day and not just in general. It can be so easy to igore those little blessings…
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November Blessings #11

On November 1st, the saying on my calendar was November is the time to count our many blessings – name them one by one. So, I am going to do just that. I am going to take one blessing from each day. Something that really blessed me that day, not just a blessing in general,…
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Stacie's read-in-2022 book montage

Master Your Core: A Science-Based Guide to Achieve Peak Performance and Resilience to Injury
Hidden Figures
Personal Effects: What Recovering the Dead Teaches Me About Caring for the Living
Waiting for Tom Hanks
The Maid
The Other Black Girl
Anxious People
The Body
Great American Road Trips- National Parks: Discover insider tips, must see stops , nearby attractions  more
Apples Never Fall
Love & Saffron: A Novel of Friendship, Food, and Love
Love and Other Consolation Prizes
The Vanishing Half
How to Find Your Way Home
People We Meet on Vacation
Last Summer at the Golden Hotel
Dear Evan Hansen
The Unsinkable Greta James
The Road We Took

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