Category Archives: Family

Activities involving family/extended family.

All Engines Activated; Off We Go!

We were lazy this morning, not getting up until almost 7:00 AM.  I guess we know it is going to be a busy day!  Mary wrapped and stamped a package for our friend Virgil so we could take it to … Continue reading

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A Wonderful Winter California Day At Last!

Colleen and I woke up early  (6 AM and departed at 6:45 AM) as she was going to go with me to my blood test.  She is so nice, on the way there she helped me study so I could … Continue reading

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A New Year Begins!

Today is the start of a new year, and I am changing the Daily Diary a bit to relive our memories on Mondays.  Instead of interesting facts, I plan to write about events/memories in our lives.  I hope they are … Continue reading

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The Last Day Of 2022!

Fact:  In 1982, Canada Post assigned Santa the postal code of H0H 0H0. It has received an annual letter volume of 1 million ever since, addressed to Santa Claus, North Pole, H0H 0H0, Canada. We jumped into the swim spa first thing … Continue reading

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Friends Joined Us For The Afternoon

Fact: Mistletoe is an aphrodisiac. The holiday decoration isn’t just pretty. It’s also an ancient symbol of fertility and virility—and the Druids considered it an aphrodisiac. So the next time someone cracks a joke about meeting you under the mistletoe, … Continue reading

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Off And Running To Long Beach & Riverside

Fact:   Like most authors, Clement Clarke Moore was his own harshest critic.  The intellectual professor wrote “‘Twas the Night Before Christmas” for his kids, but did not publish it under his own name until 21 years had passed at the insistence … Continue reading

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Whos Birthday Is It??

Fact:  Guinness World Records also records the world’s tallest snowman — or woman.  Residents of Bethel, Maine, pitched in on the 122-ft, 1-inch tall creation which measures just a few feet shorter than the Statue of Liberty (also a woman).  … Continue reading

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…And Back Down To Zero!

Fact:  While Christmas celebrates the birth of Jesus Christ, the actual date of the big event is lost to history. There’s no mention of December 25 in the Bible, and many historians say Jesus was most likely born in the spring.  Some … Continue reading

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Go West Young Man! We Did!

Fact: Clement Moore’s poem introduced eight more reindeer for Santa’s sleigh, and their names were Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Duner and Blixem (for the German words for thunder and lightning).  These later evolved into Donner and Blitzen. We … Continue reading

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Monday Has Arrived And We Are Ready!

Fact: Christmas wreaths are religious symbols.  The Christmas wreath first originated as a symbol of Christ.  The holly represents the crown of thorns Jesus wore at his crucifixion, and the red berries stand for the blood he shed.  So when … Continue reading

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