Understanding the Grandpa Rules

As circumstance would have it, and I like to give circumstances due credit, I was visiting my grandchildren without the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage. Normally, if there is such a status, my wife travels with me when we visit the grandchildren. However, when she is along I do not have a chance. I will not say that she hogs the grandchildren, she does, I just will not say so. As a husband, I know…

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Seeing Can Be Rather Expensive

As I get older, and my goal is to get as old as I can, I begin to realize some of the things I haven’t noticed in my life. You know how it is; things creep up little by little, and then all of a sudden, there it is. That happened to me recently with my eyes. Since I was in the ninth grade (I will not disclose the year), I have been wearing glasses…

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Top 10 Benefits of Sauna Aroma

Aroma therapy in sauna room provides the user with many health benefits. These benefits can help you either in pain or even if you are stressed and tense. It has solutions to make you comfortable. Health benefits of the sauna aroma therapy are: Relaxation of muscles and joints: A sauna aroma is very beneficial for athletes who suffer from joint pain. Is your joint pain troubling you? The sauna permits the release of endorphins and…

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Knock, Knock – Someone’s in Trouble

For some reason, the last several weeks we have been getting many visitors at our door. I’m not sure if this is a general trend or if it is just our door. Some of them have been salesmen, religious people, scam artists, and a host of other people. They only had one goal in mind, and that was to get our money. I guess I have not realized how wealthy I am. Everybody wants my…

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Whatever Happened to the Simple Things in Life?

I’m not a very complicated person. I like simple things; things nice and easy. Occasionally I will do a crossword puzzle, but beside that, I enjoy the simple life. On the other side, the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage is very complicated. Just when I have everything figured out, I find another side of her that I did not know was there. I suppose that is what married life is all about; year-by-year discovering new…

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What Is a Day Off, Really?

I’m not one who gets excited about holidays. If up to me there would be one holiday per month, and that’s it. The Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage loves holidays, no matter what it is. For her it is a time to have a “Day Off.” If anybody knows how to celebrate a day off it is her. By January, she has all the holidays noted on her calendar and what she is going to…

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All in Due Time, So She Says

For several weeks, or has it been years, I’ve been waiting for an important package to come through the mail. I don’t know why they call it snail mail because I have seen snails crawl faster. With all our technology today, you would think that mail could come in on a particular schedule, and I’m thinking of a fast-paced schedule. I’ve been going to the mailbox every day for several weeks, and I find a…

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The Evolution of Home Decor

As designers and decorators of our own homes, we love to find the current trends and styles we can in order to maintain a home that is both suits our personality as well as the decade (or year) we are in. The evolution of home d├ęcor seems to go back and forth… Wallpaper was popular in the 80’s and 90’s, but lost popularity in the millennium. Fast forward to 2020 – wallpaper is back, and…

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