Christmas in July

I was searching for a blog topic for today when I stumbled across some interesting information: Today is Clement C. Moore’s birthday. “Who?” you ask. (To be honest, I asked the same thing.) Clement C. Moore (July 15, 1779–July 10, 1863) is the man who wrote, “Twas the Night Before Christmas,” which was originally titled,…

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Pool Time!

This Thursday, July 11, is National Swimming Pool Day! What with the hot weather many people are experiencing, I’m thinking this is a holiday we should celebrate every day. And since a lot of us are quite a drive from the nearest body of water, swimming pools are the popular choice for cooling off. So…

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What’s Your Song of Summer? Share a Tune and Win 3 Great Books

Some songs just seem like summer—”Summer Nights” from Grease, the Bryan Adams classic “Summer of ’69,” “School’s Out,” and so many more. There’s a whole playlist! Submit a comment to this blog to share your favorites, and you’ll be entered in a random drawing to win these sunny summer books: Super Summer (Henry Holt)—Dive into a…

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Art At the Beach!

I’m going to the beach next week…Myrtle Beach, to be specific. I suspect we all like to do similar things at the beach. My favorite activities include lounging around, eating, drinking, and walking along the beach looking at seashells and random critters in the surf. I think one of the most fascinating things I see…

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