Thanksgiving surprise: Who tried to change the day?

Every year we mark the last Thursday in November as our US version of giving thanks. Humans have done for a very long time in different ways and with different labels. Courtesy of an article in the Old Farmer’s Almanac, I learned a few things about one of my favorite holidays. Which president began the custom of celebrating the last November Thursday as our special day of thanks? Which president tried to change it and then backed off? Continue reading “Thanksgiving surprise: Who tried to change the day?”

After giving up on tree, we get a bumper crop

Years ago my husband gave me an orange tree for our anniversary. It wasn’t cheap. He chose a native species and an option for an employee of the historic nursery to plant it for us. The tree was the culmination of a dream I had from the time I was a girl. Continue reading “After giving up on tree, we get a bumper crop”

The real swing vote obsessed media ignore will be big influencer in Florida

Swing states are the topic of the day for many political pundits right now, and the US certainly has no shortage of media people in front of a camera, eager to weigh in with predictions. Polls again favor one candidate, but those polls can easily come apart in Florida once the real swing vote is counted. Continue reading “The real swing vote obsessed media ignore will be big influencer in Florida”

First travel after COVID lockdowns and tourism is definitely off

I just returned from my first post-COVID road trip. I hadn’t seen my family in Carolina since Christmas. Overall, it was a pleasant experience because we reconnected on a limited basis with loved ones. The road trip was also a very strange experience. Continue reading “First travel after COVID lockdowns and tourism is definitely off”

Best experience on food deliveries a surprise

When the COVID period began, I decided to try getting groceries delivered. This wasn’t new to me—I’d experienced it many years ago. Continue reading “Best experience on food deliveries a surprise”