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ON THIS DAY: September 13, 2017

September 13th is

Kids Take Over the Kitchen Day

National Peanut Day

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Uncle Sam Day *

Roald Dahl Day *


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Befuddled by the Flatware at a Formal Dinner?

Miss Meredith Sweetpea loves to attend a formal dinner. All the courses, with their delightful tastes, are just a pleasure to enjoy.

Attending a formal dinner, however, can befuddle some who are not familiar with the array of flatware (a.k.a. 332 more words

Meredith Sweetpea


Tim Tebow has that kneeling thing going on that became something of a cultural fad for a brief moment in sports world fandom and now it’s the Trump curtsy. 312 more words

Miss Manners, you're our only hope

Before we start tossing around words like “bunker mentality,” let’s review some recent encounters with my fellow homo sapiens.

Last Thursday, crawling out of my rural farmhouse for supplies, I must have driven over a nest of pick up trucks, the kind with gun racks mounted over the back window and bumper stickers extolling the benefits of motor oil and large breasted women instead of peaceful co-existence and “eat more veggies.” These types of encounters, albeit infrequent, are part of life in the exoskeleton of the tri-city area. 1,015 more words


I Miss "Miss Manners"

Lately, my husband and I have been wondering, “Was he/she raised in a barn?” This week, I was particularly reminded that manners in general are going to hell in a hand basket. 585 more words