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What's The Word? Words of Christmas Past: "Yule Hole"

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What's The Word? Well, since it's Christmas Time, thought it would be fun to look at words from Christmas that are no longer used I couldn't resist when I found this, I just knew I had to make it part of the Words of Christmas Past! This series of words for Christmas time is just for fun!  There's alot of stress during the season ... there should be times when we just have a light hearted moment, maybe learn a little something. Yule hole is something those of us who have ever worn a belt, n...
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NOV
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What's The Word? Words of Christmas Time Past

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What's The Word? Well, since it's Christmas Time, thought it would be fun to look at words from Christmas that are no longer used, or like today's word, Sugar Plum ... used in songs, but we don't know their meaning. Twas the Night Before Christmas,  The children were nestled all snug in their bedsWhile visions of sugar plums danced in their heads. According to The Atlantic, the sugar plums English-speakers ate from the 17th to the 19th century contained mostly sugar and no plums. They were ...
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NOV
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Holiday Stress and Depression

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Holiday Blues... Sometimes I wonder if holidays hurt more people than they help. I do know that there are many people who at the very least people are sad during the holidays. Reasons vary, as does how sad people get. Depression that is triggered by the holidays is real and can be very serious.  I get sad for personal reasons, my mom lost a baby in the fall when I was 11 years old. My grandmother died Christmas morning. Those memories stay with me, even after all these years. For so many, i...
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NOV
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Why Do People Get Lost in the Grocery Store?

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I saw this title on an article in Science Daily and I just had to read it! This study shows, it really is all in your head! Ever been lost in the grocery store? Researchers are closer to knowing why it happensDate:November 16, 2021 Source:University of ArizonaSummary: A new study suggests that the brain differentiates very similar environments -- such as two stores from the same supermarket chain -- as if they were even more different than two places that are nothing alike. FULL STORY Imagine yo...
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NOV
09
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Dumb Laws in North Carolina. Really Dumb!

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Dumb Laws in North Carolina, Really Dumb! Plow fields? Well, you can't use an elephant to plow your field! Hey, if you don't need to know this, spread the word! Who knows who might need to know?  Read more at link below: https://www.ourstate.com/north-carolina-weird-laws/  Illegal Drug Tax? Yep! Did you know that in addition to criminal consequences, North Carolina also taxes illegal drugs? It's true: although infrequently (and maybe never) paid by drug dealers at the time of sale...
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NOV
04
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Gluten-Free, Vegan Gingerbread Holiday Cookies! Sweet, Healthy Recipes!

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Christmas time is a great time for baking! Filling the house with sweet smells, it's aroma therapy! Holiday get togethers, giving your baked tasty creations as gifts, to have with coffee and snacks, put that holiday music on and it really is a fun time! For those who are looking for sweet baking, let's look at some healthier options. You may need gluten- free or vegan option for baking. Keep on reading! We looked for those and found two awesome recipes on EatWell. There are more great holiday he...
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OCT
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What's The Word? Here's a hint: What's Cooking?

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What's The Word? Saturday, October 23, 2021What's The Word Today Hint:What's Cooking? What's the word? Today, it's all about cooking!  Hey, even if you're not a cook, new words are fun to learn! Expand your vocabulary ...... want to impress someone? Use the information when you play scrabble! Barding A method of placing fat, such as bacon or fatback, around lean meats or fowl that are to be roasted so they will absorb additional moisture and fat to keep them from drying out. ... Bardin...
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OCT
09
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Happy Birthday, John Lennon! Imagine Peace!

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OCT
08
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Indoors?Let's Get Crafty! DIY Recipe Book

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Summer's over, yes, but that doesn't mean you can't have fun!Cold weather, shorter days, longer nights, it's easy to become a coach potato!How about a recipe book?Ideas:Favorite RecipesFamily RecipesHoliday RecipesBBQ RecipesWhatever you choose, it will be fun to put a recipe book together!* A notebook binder is a great idea because you can add to it easily. * Plain white paper.* Ring binder 3 hole puncher* For those looking to make a real homemade binder:   A pen and so...
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OCT
06
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What's the Word? Don't "knock it"

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Today's word is Appple-Knockers Will Rogers lamented what the " Oregon apple knockers " had done to his " city slickers " in a column after the game. by Will Rogers  So, "What's the Word" is all about odd words. Most likely words not used very often ... what's the point? It's fun to learn new words. For many people it just may help them in Scrabble. Others, they may want to expand their vocabulary! Today' Word: Apple-knockers: A person living outside large urban areas, regarded as being uns...
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SEP
29
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Dollar Tree Plus ...Plus What?

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September 29, 2021 Dollar Tree Press Release "Based on positive customer reaction and the success of its new Combo and Dollar Tree Plus store formats, the Company plans to begin adding new price points above $1 across all Dollar Tree Plus stores and will begin testing additional price points above $1 in selected legacy Dollar Tree stores." So much for:Price Check?Everything's a Dollar! So, I noticed Dollar Tree was trending on social media and of course, I had to find out why. I've been in the s...
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SEP
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What's The Word? Hmmm...something we all can be at times!

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Sunday September 19, 2021 What's The Word? It was created to learn new words...why? Why not? Keep learning. Besides, it could help expand your vocabulary or at least maybe just give you extra points in Scrabble! "His thinking has ossified as he's grown older; he won't accept new ideas." "The system has been ossified for too long." Today's What's The Word is something we really can all can be sometimes... stuborn, won't change....it's not just for the old, any age can fit this... We all...
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SEP
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Corny Rock Garden!

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Welcome to my garden, where bad jokes grown like weeds! Don't you hate it when someone answers their own questions? I do. I used to think I was indecisive. But now I'm not so sure.  Always borrow money from a pessimist. They'll never expect it back. I can tell when people are being judgmental just by looking at them. Why did the scarecrow win an award?He was outstanding in his field. ***All Jokes are Corny and hit Rock Bottom!
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AUG
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What's the word? If you're online, you'll get it!

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So, what's the word? Obviously if you're reading this, you're online.  This is one word that I have to say, I never heard of, but now, I most likely won't forget it! That's what's fun about doing "What's the Word?" I learn new words, some are strangely spelled, some are even more strange in how they are pronounced! This one is both! I like how this guy talks about how the hashtag bugged him!I Thought It Was A Pound Sign All of my life I have been indifferently been referring to this sy...
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AUG
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Elder abuse

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Elder abuse is something that is not really acknowledged, with the exception of an eye opening occassional report. But then, just as so many elderly people are placed in "warehouses" we call nursing homes, the subject in shelved away, too. Elder abuse is not exclusive to nursing homes, it happens behind many closed doors, making it so easy to ignore. Is it because they've "lived their lives" or "they really don't have anything left to contribute." The only time you see elderly people o...
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JUL
09
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What's the Word? Don't put off finding out!

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What's the Word? Who doesn't like to baffle people with using a word that they have never heard of, right? Besides, it's fun to have words for games like scrabble! Be sure if you learn the word, that you rember the definition!  So, let's look at a What's the Word and learn! What's the Word? Finifugal Definition:hating endings; someone who tries to avoid or prolong a relationship, or some other journey Used in a sentence: Hopeless romantics can be finifugal! We hope you've enjoyed this ...
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JUL
05
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Ah, Aging!

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Ah, Aging .... some may disagree, but I think it beats the alternative! Family and friends gone long before they even had a chance to see wrinkles or gray hair! Our society focuses on youth and material things, two things that don't last! Many younger people love antiques, but avoid older people. Many younger people love to learn about their ancestors, you know, the dead ones. They don't care to hear their parents' or grandparents' personal stories, but will surf online digging for relatives' lo...
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JUN
28
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Quotes on a Monday!

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Another Monday, another week begins! Another day starts ... I thought it would be fun to focus on children. What better way to do that than to share quotes by Captain Kangaroo? Now, I'm showing my age!  I grew up watching Captain Kangaroo (Bob Keeshan). It's fun to take a look at his quotes and think about how wise his words were and really are timeless.  Here he was, on television five days a week, yet he knew the importance of time away from t.v.!   I wonder what he would t...
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JUN
20
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What's the Word? Today, there are a few weird words!

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It's been awhile since we've done a "What's the Word?" So, today, we'll do more than one! The first word is STIVER. Meaning: The smallest amount.  Sentence: I doubt he has a stiver left. The second word is  DEIPINOSOPHIST. Meaning: A person skilled in table talk. My father is a  deipnosophist, he can get even the shyest dinner guests to take part in a debate. Third and final word is MALINGER. Meaning: To pretend illness, especially to get out of responsibilities, wo...
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MAY
16
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What's the Word? Hmm...Gulp!

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