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100 years of women voting

Get ready to celebrate! Nationwide, 65 organizations already are planning to commemorate 100 years of women’s suffrage in 2020. That’s the year the 19th Amendment was passed. It’s also the year that the National American Suffrage Association, the first organization to picket at the White House, became the League of Women Voters. “Today we are […]

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Happy Galentine’s Day!

I had never heard about Galentine’s Day until I read an article in the February 13, 2017, issue of The Dallas Morning News. I think it’s a great idea. We need a day to celebrate the importance of our female friends—our gal friends! I have a number of splendid girl and women friends, and they […]

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The surprises of the day

While I was in Washington state, I watched the sun go down while I ate a Fanny Bay oyster at a wonderful restaurant next to a river. The menu described the oyster this way: “Firm meat, mild brine, cucumber finish.” It was served with a lemon and a grapefruit mignonette, and it was amazing. This […]

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Two birthdays every year?

Queen Elizabeth II celebrated her birthday in April on the anniversary of the day she was born, but she’s celebrating again in June with an “official” birthday. The tradition of two birthdays started in 1748 with George II, who was born in November. He decided that November was too cold for his annual birthday parade. […]

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