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More Winter Bits…

Another week, another column… With January winding down – there’s only one more week – now there’s only a couple more months to get through before spring arrives again. That…

Winter Bits…

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Our brief “January thaw” seems to be over now. Temperatures have dropped back to the 20s. The predicted “winter storm” didn’t arrive as predicted. Seems like that…

The Party’s Over (Finally)

Pat Maurer Well the annual family Christmas gathering finally happened last Sunday. I was beginning to wonder if everyone would ever be healthy at the same time, since we had…

‘Musphy’s Holiday’ Hits the Maurers

Pat Maurer It’s been an interesting holiday season around the Maurer household this year. Not the kind of interesting that bears repeating I’m afraid, since our holiday plans have been…

Weather and Other Bits to End the Old Year

Pat Maurer Well, the first day of winter (according to the calendar, anyway) arrived quietly Sunday and naturally, the weather was warm (40s) and sunny – Mother Nature’s little joke…

It’s Christmas… Well Almost

Pat Maurer Christmas, the biggest holiday of the year, is almost here again; where has this year gone? The big day is next Wednesday and believe it or not, I…

Only 11 Shopping Days Left

Pat Maurer Tuesday – Jack and I have been gloating over our lack of snow while in southern Michigan where Jack’s brother lives at Gun Lake…everything is covered in a…

The Holiday’s Over, I’m Going On A Diet

Pat Maurer The way I figure it, I have three weeks to lose whatever I’ve gained with two thanksgiving dinners under my belt (no pun intended). Although Thanksgiving with my…

‘Tis the Shopping Season

Pat Maurer Well as of today, “Black Friday,” the Christmas shopping season is officially upon us. According to my calendar, counting today, we now have 29 days left to get…

Thanksgiving’s Almost Here

Pat Maurer Thanksgiving is just a few days away and with it, the Christmas rush begins. We will be celebrating twice this year, heading to Grand Haven for a huge…

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