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String to the Rescue

Have you ever wondered: “What would I do if I couldn’t do something on my own?” Some people might just sit around and wait until they were able to do things again. However, not everyone is going to stop doing what they love to do just because of a temporary setback. I heard a story […]

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Timmy’s Christmas wish

“Dear Santa, Please help my Nana and Pop-pop come to our house for Christmas dinner. Sometime they have a hard time getting in and out of the car. I miss them! Love, Timmy”   To be continued……

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Traditions of the Past Coming Back

  This year I noticed the Christmas decorations appearing weeks before Halloween. Really? How can you think about what costume you want to wear to that really great Halloween party when a certain elf is staring at you? Maybe this blended holiday time should be called hallo-turk-mas. Do you remember the fun it was to […]

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Who are you going to call?

How often do we say we have someone in our corner? What does that mean exactly and how would it apply to an elderly person. The phrase as used in boxing.  The boxers would rest between rounds in opposite corners of the ring. Their coaches or trainers would give them instruction between each round. This […]

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Best Laid Plans

  Have you ever had “one of those days”? My morning started out great with a cool brisk hour long walk, but quickly went downhill. When I got home I decided to get the roast cooking in the crock pot. I debated about searing the meat and decided to go ahead as it would taste […]

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My First Event

My First Event was at the Belmont County Fair 2014 Since I am on the topic of county fairs I want to talk about doing my first paid show at the Belmont County Fair. You may be asking why here. Belmont County is the county that I grew up in and where I have received […]

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Practice Makes Perfect

  Good lesson learned, “parents should quit doing their children’s work” Now that fair season is upon us and people are vying for the Blue Ribbon I begin to think about my entry when I was a Girl Scout. My Mom was my Girl Scout leader so she could never make it seem like she showed […]

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The Patent Process

Now that I have an actual slipper I need to start finding an attorney that can file a patent for my product. I started by calling an attorney I had used and asked for a referral. I was given a name and I called the attorney. He sent me a list of attorneys in the […]

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Creating the Ruby Slipper

Creating a pattern from scratch is like putting a puzzle together and you aren’t quite sure where all the pieces go. I have never been good at puzzles so there were some days in the early stages of developing the pattern that I was frustrated and ready to give up. If it weren’t for the […]

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