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Quarantined Bits…

Our lifestyles have undergone a drastic change in the past couple of weeks. Now we are completely isolated in our homes, except for “essential services” and our self-quarantine has become…

PANDEMIC

Looking back over the past week, it’s hard to believe we are still living in the USA. Since last Friday, (the 13th no less) we have been self-quarantined, outshopped by…

Politics, Green Beer, Irish fun and Friday the 13th

Wow, what an interesting week! Sunday was the beginning of Daylight Savings time giving us more sunshine in the evening and less in the mornings. It always takes some getting…

Can It Really Be Spring?

It’s not just me. Everybody is talking about this beautiful weather we have been enjoying. It has been the main topic no matter where I go this week, and the…

It’s Over…Finally

My least favorite month of the year — February — winds to a close tomorrow! And you know what comes next…marvelous muddy March! It has been an interesting month with…

Birthday Season at the Maurer’s

Tis the season again. The family birthday season that is. In this family about 80 percent of the birthdays fall during the first few months of the year. I am…

Frost February Fun, Valentines and Irish Excitement Coming

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Well I really can’t say I’ve been having fun, but February is nearly two weeks old tomorrow. Only 15 more days to go…and the Frostbite Winter Festival…

Don’t Get Your Hopes Up, It’s Still Winter!

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA It seems the Farmer’s Almanac may have been a tiny bit “off” for us this year so far with their prediction last fall of a “harsh” winter…

Things I’ve Learned, Sometimes the Hard Way

Pat Maurer In a couple of weeks I will reach the ripe old age of 74…Yup, I’m one of those dreaded ‘baby boomers!’ That got me to thinking about my…

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…

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