#Christmas Nostalgia: These Are a Few of My Favorite Things

Wow! Can’t believed 2 years have past since originally writing this post. It brought back so many great memories that I wanted to share them again. Enjoy!

Happy Holidays! See you in 2019.

Melanie V. Logan

Christmas is one of those holidays that brings love and good cheer.  It’s also one that triggers memories from childhood or moments with loved ones.  So I’m sharing a couple that crossed my mind this season. Enjoy!

Nativity in a One Light Town
In a small Virginia town, where the only traffic light’s hailed as a major fascination, one family dared to be different at Christmas. That family, led by a pastor and his wife, chose to share the true meaning of the holiday with everyone who passed their home.

Helping with this endeavor, the couple’s four-year-old placed straw in and around the manger for the plastic baby Jesus to rest while the ten-year-old wiggled Jesus’ synthetic parents into their hovering poses. The pastor secured the makeshift barn as his wife painted final touches on the wooden cutout animals.  He’d string a row of colorful lights along the porch awning…

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Inquiring Minds Want to Know: What’s the Scoop on #Labor Day?

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Melanie V. Logan

In elementary school when holidays approached, my teachers gave the history on why we celebrated them.  Year after year, we’d cutout shapes, color pre-made outlines, or glue cotton balls to construction paper to commemorate the monumental day.  But for the life of me, I can’t remember the purpose of Labor Day.  So being the Google-master that I am, I looked it up. 😉

According to the United States Department of Labor, Labor Day is

a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country.

Great job workers!  Now let’s kick back and have some barbecue.

Photo: Grilling via photopin(license)

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Walking Down #Memory Lane on the 4th of July (Well almost…)

I’ve always been a fan of colorful light effects like creative Christmas displays or fireworks on Independence Day.  With the latter, the loud boom can be distracting and somewhat scary – especially to a small child.

One 4th of July around ’81 or ’82, my parents packed me and my brother up in the family car, headed to the local high school parking lot.  Mama passed around the sandwich bags full of Continue reading “Walking Down #Memory Lane on the 4th of July (Well almost…)”

Inquiring Minds Want to Know: What’s the Scoop on #Labor Day?

In elementary school when holidays approached, my teachers gave the history on why we celebrated them.  Year after year, we’d cutout shapes, color pre-made outlines, or glue cotton balls to construction paper to commemorate the monumental day.  But for the life of me, I can’t remember the purpose of Labor Day.  So being the Google-master that I am, I looked it up. 😉

According to the United States Department of Labor, Labor Day is

a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country.

Great job workers!  Now let’s kick back and have some barbecue.

Photo: Grilling via photopin (license)

Happy July 4th

Today is extra special.  Not only is it the Fourth of July, it’s the opportunity for my husband and I to spend quality time with our family and friends.  So we’ll be grillin’ and chillin’ before heading off to watch fireworks. This will be my last post for the week, but not without wishing everyone a happy and safe holiday.

Photo:Celebration of Light festival 2010 via photopin (license)

The Aftermath of Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a wonderful holiday – Great food, laughter with friends and family, watching the parades and football games. But then comes the aftermath –  itis (i.e. sleepiness), weight gain, and endless days of turkey sandwiches, soups, and casseroles….oh the tummy troubles.

This Alka Seltzer commercial is a perfect reminder of the aftermath of Thanksgiving.  Plus it’s good for a chuckle or two.  Enjoy!