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Buena Park Salutes Military With Exclusive Deals Throughout Orange County

   As a small token of appreciation for their service to our country, Buena Park and attractions throughout Orange County are offering discounts and upgrades to active and retired U.S. Military personnel in November and December. Start your adventure at … Continue reading

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Song Honoring The Troops & Their Families

  – Grammy-Nominated artists John Ondrasik aka Five For Fighting and Jim Brickman have announced a special collaboration to send a message of thanks, love, and support to the troops this holiday season with the song, “Christmas Where You Are.”  Watch a snippet of the lyric … Continue reading

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It’s Ok to be Happy on Memorial Day

Yes, it’s ok to be happy on Memorial Day.  In fact, other military families and I encourage it. No, wishing me a happy Memorial Day isn’t really appropriate, though, nor is thanking my husband for his service today, but I … Continue reading

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Military Appreciation Month- 10 things military families deal with that most civilians don’t realize

10. Family memories are compromised in the interest of National Security.  Missed births, first days of school, graduations, anniversaries, mother’s days, father’s days, Christmases and Chanukahs, Ramadans, Easters and Passovers, illnesses and funerals are too numerous to count. 9.  Communication is … Continue reading

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Making a Missing Ingredient

Spinach lasagna is a family favorite dinner.  I make it with cottage cheese and mozzarella cheese.  I knew, from living in China, that cheese is expensive in Asia, but I was prepared to pay the price.  Finding the ingredients in … Continue reading

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Snakes and a Language Lesson

Last Thursday was a day to remember.  I saw not only one snake, but two, and they were both cobras!  Neither snake was long for this world.  The first was lying, injured, on the road, and the second was a … Continue reading

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A Love Letter To My Friends

I remember singing a song when I was a seven year old Brownie: As I’ve moved- through the years, and around the world, I have made many friends.  Some silver, some gold, but new vs. old is not the division … Continue reading

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Crash and Burn (a little cash)

I’ve described the treacherous driving here on several occasions.  Our family vehicle could only avoid getting dinged up for so long.  It was only a matter of time.  That time passed several months ago, but wasn’t worth mentioning.  What happened … Continue reading

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