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Holiday traditions

By RICK WATSON,

It is officially Christmastime for us. This weekend we will get a live tree, fire up the Christmas music and light up the fireplace mantel. The celebrations are still special, but more subdued since our folks passed on.

Winter prep

By RICK WATSON,

Last weekend Jilda and I did our winter chores.  We had a long list we wanted to complete before Thanksgiving Day. We had invited family and friends over for “Turkey Day,” and we wanted to make sure the house looked nice.

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