The War Is Almost Over

Do you know anyone who is or was in the military?

A few weeks ago, I saw this story, and honestly, it pulled on my heart strings. 

I have known people that were in the service, but I’ve rarely personally known anyone that has walked out of conflict and had to live a regular life afterwards. 

I decided to share this story with you because, while there is a part of it that is quite graphic, the emotions behind the story itself are quite enlightening.

I also like how he showcases his father and the beauty of Maine.

Thank you, Weird Guy With The Dog, for letting me share this. 

My hope is that it will shed a little light into what it’s like to not only live with someone who is dealing with things most people will never understand, but also to remember that people truly are more than the experiences they’ve had.

I went to visit my father today at the Togus VA Hospital in Augusta Maine. Like all my other visits I first took Vinny for a walk around the grounds. It was an overcast day today, but still a beaut…

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The Importance of Outdoor Play: 80 fun things to do outdoors

Don’t you just love spending time outdoors?

We do, especially doing fun things like sidewalk chalk and playing in the sprinkler during our seventies summers.

Last week I stumbled across a new-to-me blog while looking for craft blogs. Then, I saw this list!  

What’s great about it, is she shares year round activities, so if wherever you are is in the winter season, there are activities for you as well.

Another thing I love is, that the activities are do-able for any age. They’d be wonderful for kids or grandkids. Don’t have either? That’s ok! Adults can do them, too!

When was the last time you camped or flew a kite?

Thank you, Amber, for letting me share your ideas and list! 

With such a technology driven culture today, children are spending less and less time outdoors. I for one think this is a problem. Is it because they are bored? Is it because technology today is mo…

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