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Favorite #190: Reading to Preschoolers

    Building a Foundation One of the most loving things a person can do is read to a child. Reading builds a bond and a foundation for later success through introducing vocabulary and language skills. I recently was invited to read my children’s … Continue reading

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Favorite #189: Spencer Doll and Toy Museum

A Step Back in Time             A trip to The Spencer Doll and Toy Museum in Spencer, NC, is like taking a trip back in time. The director, Beth Nance, started the museum as a way to honor the memory of … Continue reading

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Favorite #188: Valentine’s Day

A Day For Everyone For those in a relationship, Valentines’ can be one of the best days of the year. For those not in a relationship, it can be one of the worst days. Michelle Peterson found a way to enjoy this special … Continue reading

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Favorite #187: Walking My Little Dog, Molly

Time Together One day last fall while driving down Hwy-70 I saw a little grey-and-white Shih Tzu walking down the road. Since this was a remote area with no houses, I stopped and called to her. She didn’t have a collar and later I … Continue reading

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Favorite #186: Molly, the Rescue Dog

Home is Having Someone to Love Three months ago as I was driving down Hwy-70 not too far from my home, I noticed a beautiful grey-and-white Shih Tzu walking along the guardrail. I couldn’t stop at the time because of traffic, so I went to the next … Continue reading

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Favorite #185: Friendship

Chocolate-Chip-Cookies  A few weeks ago, I took a trip to Mt Pleasant, SC, to visit my friend, Billie McCauley. Before she moved to Mt Pleasant, Billie lived in Edmunds, Washington. Before then, she and I were next-door neighbors in Mt Ulla, North Carolina. The first time I met … Continue reading

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Favorite #184: America the Beautiful

Respect, Compassion, Brotherhood During the years I taught elementary school music, one of my favorite months was November. I loved singing patriotic songs for Veterans Day and later in the month singing songs about turkeys, American history and the first Thanksgiving. … Continue reading

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Favorite #183: Aspiring Author, Alicia Hartley (Part 2)

                         Alicia’s Guest Blog I met Alicia Hartley a few months ago when she moved from Hiddenite to Mt Ulla, NC. After talking with her, I soon learned she was nervous about leaving Alexander Central High and starting her junior year at … Continue reading

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Favorite #182: Aspiring creative writer, Alicia Hartley

Alicia’s Guest Blog Earlier this summer I met a young lady named Alicia Hartley. Alicia moved from Hiddenite to Mt Ulla, NC and is now attending West Rowan High School. An aspiring writer, she reminds me of another West student who … Continue reading

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Favorite #181: Disneyworld

The Best Day Ever This past Labor Day weekend, I took a much anticipated trip to Disneyworld with my family and a few friends.  In anticipation, we obtained fast passes for our favorite Disney rides and events, and made sure we had plenty … Continue reading

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