Monthly Archives: November 2014

Black Friday Strategies

I don’t participate in Black Friday but thought others might enjoy reading these tips. You must have a plan. One group claims to be in and out of the store in 10 minutes. Here is how they do it: First, … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Dinners ~ Tulsa, OK November 2014

UPDATED: Taco Bueno opens at noon on Thanksgiving. 20% discount to Veterans, every day (with proof of service) Find a location _________________________________ Bluestone Steakhouse 10032 S. Sheridan Rd 918-296-9889 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. seatings, buffet _________________________________ Café … Continue reading

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Memories of Christmas Past vs Christmas Today

MEMORIES OF CHRISTMAS PAST Christmas was a simpler, more joyous time that most people looked forward to with great excitement. We loved the annual traditions; making cookies and fudge, going to see the lights, chatting while wrapping presents,  playing card … Continue reading

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A simple way to be more content with life. (Creative Deprivation)

Amy Daczycn, who successfully raised six children  says when ice cream cones were a rare treat her kids were happy with a junior size cone, savoring every drip. But, a small cone became less appreciated if the children received one … Continue reading

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Creative Deprivation Can Help Us Appreciate the Small Things

This is an article printed in the Tightwad Gazette long ago by the delightful Amy Dacyczyn who raised six children. At a yard sale I attended, a ten-year- old kid was barely visible behind a table piled with GI Joe … Continue reading

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Childhood Memories – The sights and smells of the Christmas season

“Anticipation is sometimes more exciting than actual events.” ―  Ana Monnar Our Tree Around the 15th of December  we’d all pile into the car and Dad would take us to find a fresh tree Christmas tree. Dragging the 6′ tall  … Continue reading

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Memories from Earlier Times for Baby Boomers and Others

EXCUSE THE MESS…WORK IN PROGRESS If you lived through the 1950s or 1960s see how much of these you remember. You will recognize some started up before you were born but you used them.  Some didn’t last….but what fun it … Continue reading

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