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Nancy Schess
Oct05
Around the Corner
Posted By : Nancy Schess

No, I am not trying to rush time away. To the contrary, I would like time to slow down just a little.   I read a news article the other day relating to the supply chain issues being faced in so many industries.  The premise of the article was to encourage readers to start their holiday shopping now.   I’m sorry, it’s barely October.  I haven’t even

Nancy Schess
Jan07
Happy New Year!
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Still?     It is January 8 and I am still wishing people a Happy New Year. Are you?     At what point does it no longer feel right to be extending that greeting? Is January 15 a good time to stop? Halfway through the first month of the year. I'm not really sure.   Well, happy new year! This could be the last time I am going to say that until 202

Nancy Schess
Jan01
Welcome 2019
Posted By : Nancy Schess

  As we all wake up today, it is the start of a new year — kind of like a new beginning.     Think about your first day of high school, first day of college, first date, new job, birth of your first or second child . . . So many things happen in our lives that start a new cycle of life.     That’s how I feel about January 1st every year. There

Nancy Schess
Dec24
Christmas Differences and Similarities
Posted By : Nancy Schess

  Here in the middle of the winter, we look for a White Christmas. A cold brisk day with some snow to encourage Santa and the reindeer on his sleigh. The season is noted by beautifully decorated trees visible to passersby.     My daughter just came back from Australia where it is the middle of the summer. A balmy 105 degrees just before she left

Nancy Schess
Dec10
Way Too Fast
Posted By : Nancy Schess

  Anyone else feeling like December is just going way too fast this year?   I’ve been planning January for the last two weeks. Usually I don’t get there until just right about now.     I’m not sure what I think about this holiday speed. I love the holiday season. It is chock full of celebrations and good feelings. I prefer for it to linger for a

Nancy Schess
Dec10
Way Too Fast
Posted By : Nancy Schess

  Anyone else feeling like December is just going way too fast this year?   I’ve been planning January for the last two weeks. Usually I don’t get there until just right about now.   I’m not sure what I think about this holiday speed. I love the holiday season. It is chock full of celebrations and good feelings. I prefer for it to linger for a w

Nancy Schess
Nov20
Ninety-Six
Posted By : Nancy Schess

  I’ve written about my mother in law before but after a recent visit, I had to write again.     She is ninety-six and clear as a bell. So, count backwards with me. She was born in 1922. Think about the history that she lived through and remembers in glorious detail.     During our time together last week, she was in a story telling mood. That’

Nancy Schess
Nov20
Some Things Do Stay The Same
Posted By : Nancy Schess

I was one of those kids who danced. I spent hours and hours at dancing school for years and years. With all candor, I wasn't very good. In every recital photo, if the whole group is pointing to the left, I am pointing to the right. If the group is doing pirouettes, I am down on one knee. You get the idea. I had so much trouble keeping up. But I lov

Nancy Schess
Oct30
Community Halloween
Posted By : Nancy Schess

  I remember our first Halloween after moving into our house. It was 1998 and Jaclyn was not quite 3 years old. We had just moved in the previous summer after living in an apartment in Manhattan. Going door to door was a different experience.     We dressed up, she was a Pirate that year and it was a beautiful day.   I remember two things very vi

Nancy Schess
Jul03
July 4th Flag Traditions
Posted By : Nancy Schess

  Early in the morning, my dad put the flag into its special perch on our front porch. Most times, it was up before I was. But it was part of our tradition for July 4th. When we moved into our house, our flag was one of our first family purchases. We had lived in an apartment in the city where the options to display our flag were limited. We ha

Nancy Schess
Nov28
The Rule That Saved Thanksgiving -- An Epilogue
Posted By : Nancy Schess

  Last week, I asked you all to share non-food Thanksgiving traditions. There were some fun suggestions.     In my house, we decided to repeat last year’s agenda and first posed Table Talk questions (ie: “Which of your ancestors would you most like to meet?” and “Name one goal for the upcoming year?”) followed by our annual round of “I am thank

Nancy Schess
Nov30
Do You Cyber?
Posted By : Nancy Schess

As I write this, Cyber Monday is coming to a close. You know, that day meant for fuzzy slippers on your feet, a cup of coffee in one hand and your computer mouse in the other. While I spent the day at work where my fuzzy slippers were not welcome today, I am generally a big fan of cyber shopping. What more could I ask for – variety, discounts and

Nancy Schess
May25
A Memorial Day Blog
Posted By : Nancy Schess

If you and I have ever talked about my blog, you know that I write on Monday nights. Each of the seven of us has our own time to create. Some plan days, even weeks, in advance. Even with the pressure of coming up with a topic on deadline, I like thinking about what is current and present just when it is time to post my blog. As I write, Memorial

Nancy Schess
Mar30
Holiday Preparation
Posted By : Nancy Schess

  I enjoy this time of year – so much holiday preparation!   Never ending shopping lists, planning menus, organizing family and always looking to add new family traditions. A few years ago, we found a song sheet with silly Passover songs that have become the opening act for our seder. But I digress. This week is mostly about the food. Our Pass

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