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It is Veteran’s Day Today – We Remember Why

Have you noticed that the leaves are subtly turning here? I don’t have any trees that turn colors when I look out my window and so it was really a beautiful sight to drive along the creek and park near my house and see the colorful trees lining the area. It is time to enjoy them because in a blink the color will disappear. We don’t always have a Fall season to count on because it seems like we go directly from summer to winter here. I love this time of year when we get a break from air conditioning and heating for a short while.

It is Veteran’s Day today – We Remember Why

Whole country goes wild with joy over news of peace.

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I Married a Sailor

Memorial Day has come and gone, but the sentiment behind this post rings true every day of the year. This article was originally featured in The OffBeat Business Magazine May 2016 issue. 

By Dorothy Skinner

Our focus is on the veterans as we get closer to Memorial Day. We give thanks to our brave men and women that serve our nation and keep our country safe, preserving our freedoms. We pray for comfort for those that have lost loved ones in the past and for those that have family serving now in these very dangerous times.

My husband was in the U.S. Navy and I married my childhood sweetheart in the last year of his service. He had already had his year at sea during the Lebanon crisis. We spent that last year at NAS Jacksonville, Florida before going back to our home state of Wisconsin to start our family.

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Why We Appreciate Veterans

Why we appreciate veterans on Veteran's Day.We honor all our veterans Nov 11 each year. So many gave their all to keep us free. Many of those that fought and died in years past would not recognize what is going on in the name of freedom today. Freedom should be cherished. Please take some time on this national holiday to reflect on how freedom affects you personally. Let’s pray that our present and future leaders will be led to make decisions that will keep us free. We appreciate all our veterans that gave their lives – and all those survivors still with us from past wars. And for all current veterans and those still on duty, Thank you for your service!

Honoring Those Who Serve on Memorial Day


Are you planning something special with your family? People usually have picnics and BBQs and consider this day the first of summer vacation season. I think that is just great and plan to do that myself with my family.

We don’t want to lose sight of the reason we have this celebration/observance though and it can be a great teaching experience for the younger generation that may not have been taught or have not comprehended the significance of the day we set aside.

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Repair? Renovation? Reliability? How You Doin’?

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