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Yankees to retire Jeter's #2 on 50th anniversary of Mantle's 500th HR.

On Mother’s Day, May 14, 1967, a Sunday, Mickey Mantle hit his 500th HR off of Baltimore’s Stu Miller at the original Yankee Stadium.

Exactly 50 years later, on another Sunday and Mother’s Day, the new Yankee Stadium across the street will see another historic event: the retirement of #2 for Derek Jeter. 72 more words

Mike's Musings

Christmas Décor Update

I’ve finally wrapped up Christmas decorating around the house, y’all! It definitely feels more like Christmas now. Only 19 days to go!!

Originally, I got artificial, snow-frosted garland for the table and it was a complete mess. 429 more words

Christmas Stockings

Day 5 in the Christmas countdown. We actually don’t hang our stockings on the mantle. Before we had a fireplace, we hung them on the banister. 177 more words


Much Ado About The Holidays

It’s over a week after Thanksgiving, and I’m officially ready to embrace the holiday mayhem, cue Mariah Carey’s, “All I Want for Christmas”. I kicked off my holiday shopping this weekend, and although it’s hard to resist shopping for only myself, there was progress. 133 more words

Mantle Batting, Maris on Deck

Mantle Batting, Maris on Deck

Photo by Walter Iooss Jr. With more than 300 Sports Illustrated covers and a New York Times No. 1 best-selling book, Walter Iooss Jr. 25 more words


Quick, inexpensive crafts really can have a big impact on your decor.  For years I’ve been seeing Pinterest posts where people have used painted letters and a small grapevine wreath to spell out Noel as part of their holiday decorations.   117 more words

Dealing with our Demons

Posted by Josiah:

Imagine sleeping next to your spouse in the comfort of your home, when all of a sudden you’re awakened by a loud sound of glass shattering. 599 more words