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Suburbs or Cities – Love Them Or Leave Them

Recently I read an article, Suburbia R.I.P, written by Michael Cannell, leaving me with a feeling that living in the suburbs is a dying dream….” In the wake of the foreclosure crisis many new subdivisions are left half built and more established suburbs face abandonment”. There might be some truth to this statement, since the downturn in our economy affects everyone, including the suburbs. The new home constructions did slow down considerably, but I have yet to see “half built” abandoned subdivisions, or totally abandoned suburbs.

80 Years Old Ukrainian Easter Eggs (Pysanky)

These Ukrainian Easter Eggs were decorated by my Great-Aunt Anna Kril Bart (Bartoszewska) and her children, in Queens, New York, over 80 years ago. The “sticks” displayed in front of the platter, are homemade styluses, used for drawing the outlines for the design on these eggs. The stylus handles were made from tree twigs, and the metal funnels were made from a metal can cut out…..such was life even in New York, USA, many years ago.

Valentine’s Day Recipe

This recipe is very special, yet simple, since all the necessary ingredients are always on hand, and ready to use, but the preparation time takes 365 days, and a suggested time to start is on Valentine’s Day.

Twelve Rules For A Happy Marriage

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, there is no better time than now to think about friendships, relationships, love, and marriage. Of course everyone wants to be loved and appreciated all the time, but Valentine’s Day is a perfect time to express it in a very special way.

I came across this article a very long time ago, saved it, and decided to post it at this special time of the year, when so much love is in the air. I don’t know who the author is, or even where I originally got it from, but would love to share it with all my readers, especially my children, nieces, and nephews, and their loved ones.

Necklace and Earrings, as gifts for Bridesmaids.

I just visited a site which posted several great ideas for Brides-to-Be, to utilize as gifts for their Bridesmaids. I left my comments about a stunning gift my daughter-in-law created for her Bridesmaids, a bead necklace and matching earrings, in complementing colors to their dresses. She bought the beads, and created the jewelry by herself, which gave this gift a very thoughtful and personal touch. Every time the girls will wear this jewelry, they will remember the special day they all shared together.