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Happy September

Wow guys, here we are in the second week of September, and Christmas is looming right around the corner.  I can still see last year’s Christmas lights hanging on the back porch pillars.  Bill said they looked good since they were all white, so he…

The Good Old Days

I am not sure where the days go, but here we are in early August, and I am thinking about getting the house decorated for the upcoming holidays.  I figure, if I can’t put a stop to the days, I might as well start wrapping…

Consider the Begonia

If you love flowers you have to consider the angel wing begonia.  It is one of the easiest plants to grow, provided you have them in a part shade, part sun location.  I plant them in big flower pots, and display them on my porch. …

Make It Lemon

  Did you know that the trusty little lemon is used for a multitude of purposes, culinary and nonculinary?   It has been used for sore throats, facials, in toothpaste, in detergent, for bleaching agents, and especially in every cuisine possible.  I ask you, what would…

My Summer Sweet

Here we are in the thick of summer, with the kids catching fire flies, bedtime curfews out the window, and even the pets enjoying circling the grills for droplets of barbeque.  Summertime!  The time of the year when life seems to take on more memories…

My Beautiful America

My Beautiful America

  Well here we are in 2014, some 238 years after the famous Declaration of Independence was signed on July 4th, 1776, declaring the United States of America to be a free country and independent of the Kingdom of Great Brittan.   Since that day, every…

My Saturday Coffee

I don’t know about you, but I do love to sit at my table on a Saturday morning and sip coffee while looking at the newspaper.  Sometimes, I even put different things in my coffee, like cocoa, vanilla, cream, cinnamon, and even honey.  It is…

My Funny Dad/Ode to Father’s Day

Thinking about Father’s Day, and my dad, makes me want to laugh.  As some of you may know, my dad, William Fiorino, was 100% Italian, the son of immigrants from Rome, Italy.  He was really a character, to say the least, and growing up with…

Showers & Flowers

Having a Bridal Shower the other day was more fun than I could have imagined, not that I haven’t done this a time or two before.  But somehow this one was definitely different.  When the mother of the bride called and asked if she could…

Cinco de Mayo

It’s everyone’s favorite Mexican holiday, a chance to listen to Mexican music, hang up the piñatas, make your favorite guacamole, and celebrate with our Spanish Americans on their important holiday.  So what are we celebrating?  Most folks know enough Spanish to understand that “Cinco de…