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Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays!

In 1870, Christmas was declared a federal holiday and is now one of the most popular holidays in the United States, as well as being widely celebrated in other countries.

Love You

Love You

She sits there behind the cash register. Every day. Reading “Better Homes & Gardens” magazines. Sometimes she reads “Real Simple” or “People.” She rings up customers in the modest, side-of-the-road Alabama café. I am one such customer.

Toy Buying Tips When Shopping for Kids
Toy Buying Tips When Shopping for Kids

Toy Buying Tips When Shopping for Kids

Shopping for gifts for kids makes many shoppers nostalgic for their own childhoods. Few adults can forget the joy of finding the perfect gift under the tree on Christmas morning. Recreating that magic for a youngster can be as joyous for gift givers as it is for kids. That’s especially so when shoppers make it a point to give safe, age-appropriate gifts.

Texas Christmas Tree Industry Expecting Tree-Mendous Year

Texas Christmas tree growers are expecting another good year for live tree sales. (Texas A&M AgriLife photo by Laura McKenzie)

Texas Christmas Tree Industry Expecting Tree-Mendous Year

The Virginia pine is the favorite among Texas Christmas tree growers because it grows well in many areas of the state. (Texas A&M AgriLife photo)

Texas Christmas Tree Industry Expecting Tree-Mendous Year

Texas Christmas Tree Industry Expecting Tree-Mendous Year

It looks like the Texas Christmas tree sales will be getting a boost this year, said a Texas A&M AgriLife expert and others associated with the industry.

The FHS Percussion Ensemble Represented Forney at Elite International Percussion Event
The FHS Percussion Ensemble Represented Forney at Elite International Percussion Event
The FHS Percussion Ensemble Represented Forney at Elite International Percussion Event
The FHS Percussion Ensemble Represented Forney at Elite International Percussion Event
The FHS Percussion Ensemble Represented Forney at Elite International Percussion Event
The FHS Percussion Ensemble Represented Forney at Elite International Percussion Event
The FHS Percussion Ensemble Represented Forney at Elite International Percussion Event
The FHS Percussion Ensemble Represented Forney at Elite International Percussion Event
The FHS Percussion Ensemble Represented Forney at Elite International Percussion Event

The FHS Percussion Ensemble Represented Forney at Elite International Percussion Event

The FHS Percussion Ensemble played a showcase concert at the Percussive Arts Society International Convention in Indianapolis. Being invited to this event is a testimony to the elite status of the FHS Percussion Ensemble and the hard work of the students. On Thursday of the Convention they started the day’s events playing to a standing room only crowd.

How to Confront Frequent Increases in Costs of Living

Prices on the majority of goods and services have increased significantly over the last year-plus. Financial analysts report that inflation has reached heights that haven’t been seen in 41 years. According to the United States Department of Labor, the consumer price index, which measures changes in how much Americans pay for good and services, rose 0.4 percent in September.

Chair Roulette
Chair Roulette

Chair Roulette

Thanksgiving is in the rearview mirror. The lights are up. The streets are decked. We are in full fa la la. I am good with that. Christmas is my favorite time of year. It’s too short. Weeks of pulling decorations from attics and stapling strings of bulbs to roofs require more than just a month of adoration. That’s my opinion. Though I am best suited for warmer climates, there is something very nurturing about warm socks, warmer mugs, and cozy blankets. Everyone knows fall and winter clothes are superior to summer frocks. I am an expert on this subject, having spent all my only-child hours dog earing page after page of the Sears & Roebuck fall/ winter catalogue, dreaming of the day my parents would say, “Go ahead. Order anything you want.” I had a perpetual list ready to go. Brown loafers with thick, wavy soles, saddle leather knee boots, an aubergine corduroy blazer, Jordache jeans with the jewel toned rhinestones, I wanted it all. And, here I sit, a much older version of that same tween, still longing for material fulfillment. We all have an internal catalogue full of lists of the things we were never gifted. I’m mature enough to admit that, finally. It’s just that my wishes have changed. With each new wrinkle, every newly silvered hair, what I want feels eternally just beyond my reach. I want the chairs filled again. I want to see them. I want to hug them. I want to feed them. All my beloveds from years gone by, I very much want you back with me, if only for one holiday feast. I can see it so clearly.

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