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8 weeks 5 days ago
Ben and Sam Hudson were disappointed with the very small Christmas tree which their grandmother Linda Sullivan proudly displayed in her home. They recently conspired to show her what they termed a “proper” Christmas tree.  With their grandmother’s permission and promise to leave the house, they went about their project...
8 weeks 5 days ago
Teachers and mothers of young children will snort with laughter when they read this. But I am an uncle who only babysits occasionally, so I guess the following was an easy trap in which to fall. It was the Friday before Christmas and the kids got out of school early. My niece asked if we would consider keeping our six-year-old great nephew...
8 weeks 5 days ago
Please, please for all that is righteous, do not bring a “weighing machine” anywhere close to me for the next few months.   I cannot even make myself say “scale.”   I don’t know about you but I have eaten any and everything that was not running or walking away from me for the past two weeks. Actually I...
9 weeks 6 days ago
Amid decorated trees, sparkling lights, candles and festivities, Nativity scenes are prominent among decorations of the Christmas season. An array of Nativity scenes depicting the birth of Jesus in a stable in Bethlehem are on display in the Welcome Center of First Baptist Church. The congregation of the church was invited several years ago...
9 weeks 6 days ago
Thirty-one years ago this week, we moved into our new home. Spending our first Christmas here changed our lives...it became more permanent. Our first ten years together, we lived in an old gray and white singlewide trailer. The wafer-thin insulation allowed the winter wind out of the north to flutter our kitchen curtains.  In August,...
9 weeks 6 days ago
“Is there really a Santa Claus?”  Thankfully I have not been asked this question but once in my entire wonderful life as a Mama.  At that time I convinced my son  if he ever wanted Santa to bring another gift, he would not only believe himself but convince his brother and sister, that there is definitely a Santa Claus...
10 weeks 11 hours ago
Open house was held at the Attala County Library Sunday afternoon featuring a display of The Trees of Christmas and musical entertainment. Decorated trees were placed throughout the area. They were provided by The Reader’s Club, Kosciusko Junior Auxiliary Crown Club, Little Garden Club, Kosciusko Middle Elementary School Quest Class,...
10 weeks 12 hours ago
Christmas is so close I can almost smell the hot cider.  This is a busy time of year for almost everyone so I thought it was a perfect time to pause for a moment to list 10 things that I love about Christmas – these things are not bound by time, place and reality: 10. Christmas lights (either tasteful or gaudy): I have been to Plano...
10 weeks 13 hours ago
We have been invaded by elves. They are dressed in red body suits with red Santa hats, and they have the most mischievous faces imaginable. With these little impish faces, they always seem to be so innocent while carrying out their naughtiness.   At least one of these relocated elves lives in each of my children’s homes. In one...
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