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Happy Thanksgiving 2018
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Happy Thanksgiving, 2018! If we’re wise, we use this lovely day to focus on more than just food and parades and notice how many blessings we have in our lives. The photo below is focused on food and flowers but I especially like it because of the cornucopia.  The word ‘cornucopia’ comes from a Greek […]

Happy Columbus Day 2018
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Today is Columbus day in the USA. It is in honor of Christopher Columbus who ‘discovered’ North America, believing he had reached ‘the Indies’. The picture below shows replicas of two of Columbus three ships, the Pinta and the Nina, in Newport, Kentucky. Columbus had a third ship, the Santa Maria and I have no […]

4 Key Ways to Keep Aging Parents Healthy, Safe and Happy
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Since the 1960s average life expectancy in the U.S. has steadily increased. The CDC National Center for Health Statistics noted that in 2017 heart disease and cancer death rates dropped slightly, which is great news for older adults. As our population lives longer, adult children are faced with a new challenge – helping their aging […]

Amazing Bird Destroys ALL Our Assumptions
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This utterly amazing video proves – once again – that making assumptions about life is risky. This amazing, tiny, baby chick will absolutely astound you – I guarantee it. It’s obvious that the baby was responding to his/her mother’s call but I was aghast when it jumped off that mountain. HOW is it going to […]

Happy Memorial Day, 2018!
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If you live in the USA, you already know that today is Memorial Day, a day for honoring our heroic men and women who have fought so bravely for America. Many died in other parts of the world and never got to enjoy the freedom bought by their sacrifice.  And of course today is the […]

Home Remedies For Nasty, Gross Head Lice
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Looking for a home remedies for head lice? These nasty little critters are becoming more and more common, so there’s no need to feel bad about having them in the family. Just be sure to get rid of them as fast as you can! Of course, you can buy chemical treatments from the drugstore, but […]

15 Bobbsey Twins eBooks and 3 Bonus Bobbsey Twins Audio Books
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We’ve just added a cool product: 15 text Bobbsey Twins ebooks with 3 bonus Bobbsey Twins audio books, immediately available as a hefty ebook download. The books were written by Laura Lee Hope and concern the activities of two sets of twins: Bert and Nan who are 12 and Freddie and Flossie who are six. […]

Happy Valentine’s Day 2018
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Happy Valentine’s day 2018! This is the famous day of love, although we’ve mostly forgotten its origins and don’t really appreciate just how fine an idea it truly is. Valentine’s day honors St. Valentine who was a Roman who lived in the 3rd century. Not much is known about his life but he is considered […]

Happy New Year 2018
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Happy New Year 2018! We at BlissPlan sincerely hope that this coming year is a happy, safe and successful one for you and your family. And do you have any New Year’s resolutions? Most are abandoned within 6 weeks – make sure yours are not.

Nate: Atlanta’s 2nd Hurricane In A Month
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As I write these words, we’re awaiting the arrival of Nate, our second hurricane in less than a month. On September 11 I wrote about hurricane Irma which wasn’t too bad for us, but devastated parts of Florida and Georgia. My posts ended abruptly when we lost both power and Internet connection, but the electricity was […]