Monthly Archive: November 2022

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Santa Kiss Cookies

Welcome December – tomorrow.  We are stepping into this glorious month and it is now time to begin the Christmas baking.  If you’ve been reading laughter and luggage for some time, you may have read (and possibly tried) my previous Christmas recipe delights – Mom’s Shortbread Cookies and Delicious Delights.  This year, I...

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The Dash

Do you ever walk through cemeteries?  If you do, do you read the gravestones? The names? The dates? How long they lived?  I do.  For some reason, I find it peaceful walking through reading about each person’s history.  While examining each stone, it always has me wondering about the dash.  You know…. 1926-2010.  That dash separating the dates.  What...

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Boundaries And Rituals

Do you like routines?  Schedules?  Knowing when things are going to happen? I do.  I am more at peace when I know what my day entails rather than being completely spontaneous or those spur of the moment – fly off the seat of your pants – type of plans.  However, I do have to...

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Remembering

Remembrance Day is a couple days away.  This day always gets me thinking about those who sacrificed their lives for our country. Those who were away from their families in order to support their loved ones back home.  Those who fought hard, struggled, and saw unimaginable sights throughout their service.  Even those who...

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It’s All In The Wording

Have you ever travelled somewhere and then you get completely absorbed in the culture? The atmosphere? The way the locals talk?  I do.  As you saw from a previous week’s blog, we recently travelled to Northern Ireland (the UK) and even though this is only our second time to Ireland, both times,...