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Summer Lovin'

Well, I hate to say it but this was my last official day of summer vacation. It is uncanny how quickly these summers go by now that we are on the balanced calendar. 1,173 more words


Blogging Challenge 21 : What I Care About the Most

A few days ago I wrote a passionate blog post about poverty and minimum wage in the United States (https://claudewalrath.wordpress.com/2015/07/27/blogging-challenge-20-love-lies-and-minimum-wage/) and I’ve gotten some encouraging feedback about what I wrote and I’ve really appreciated it. 19 more words


Mostly forgettable movie quote 5: "Your chocolate cream pie..." (Overboard)

“Annie” said this when serving pie to her “family”. Whenever anyone in my house asks me to bring them something, they know I will use this line. 17 more words

And Dad Would Sing

From time to time my mother would play my sister’s accordion. She played simple songs, usually polkas and waltzes, from my sister’s beginning instruction book. Ours was a musical household. 259 more words


Women Wednesday 

Today was a day that was very busy for me at the Salon. I touched a few lives and heads today. One lady stands out, and when I saw this new person on my books and I had already been told that it was a shampoo set, and that the customer was very vocal on the phone about what she wanted down to the inch of the curling iron to use, I was a little taken back and worried that I would be inferior to her expectations, especially with my bright red hair. 466 more words


Breaking the Pattern

It was a white board, one of those you’ll find in corporate meeting rooms all across the world.  We had one in Carter’s room.  I went upstairs, grabbed it, and came back down to sit next to him.  415 more words

Christian Writing

Quiz Time! The Restaurant Etiquette Version

My sister and I decided to do a Restaurant Etiquette Edition of Quiz Time, a game we like to play with the kids from time to time… 397 more words