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Is tomorrow REALLY New Year’s Eve? Plus, presents from a dog.

I received some fantastic Christmas gifts this year, including beautiful gemstones from my lovely daughter, Wendy, a sweater from my sister, Sally, aka Thankful Rose on Etsy.

There were other wonderful presents, too–bubble bath, a new bathrobe, special spices, a crock pot that connects to another crock pot, for those 2014 dinner parties I fully intend to hold.  :)  (I’ve already chosen one of the recipes–Smoked Oyster Spread.  Yum.)

But the most interesting and unusual gifts, I must admit, were three paintings–done by my grand-dog, Margie, one of the smartest Golden Retrievers ever.  I  definitely plan to hang them, too.  I

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Firstly….

Thank you for all your wonderful and heart-touching comments on yesterday’s blog.  You definitely reminded me of a point worth mentioning: the folks on the home-front deserve our help, encouragement and understanding also.  My hat is off to everyone who ‘holds down the fort’ back home, while their soldier is serving.  Having lived in Port Orchard, WA for many years, near the Naval installations at Bremerton and Bangor, I’ve known a lot of Navy wives, especially, and also extended families, of course.  Debbie Korrell and Harriet Vick, this means you, among others.  Military wives–and these days the term would more

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Back in earlier days, a cattle drive would average 10-12 miles a day.

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