Posts tagged "Holiday"

Memorial Day: Small Towns do it better

Memorial Day: Small Towns do it better
I love big metropolitan cities; however, I must admit that sometimes small towns just know how to do things better. A prime example of this is patriotic holidays. Small towns across America just know how to make holidays, like Memorial Day, the event of the year. I know in my hometown of Bald Knob, Arkansas,... Read more »

National Buffet Day on January 2nd. Evil planning!

Here it is already January 2nd. The new year is not so new anymore. Most people are returning to work today, and, if you are lucky, you will remember to write 2013 instead of 2012 on documents. Today is also Day 2 of many new diets. I know for me, it is Day 1, as I... Read more »

Top 10 Things to give up in 2013!

2013 is finally upon us. If you are like me, you are starting the year with a positive outlook and hoping that it is the best year yet. To help me in my attempt at the best year ever, I am doing all the traditional Southern “good luck” foods today. From black eyed peas and... Read more »
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Good Riddance to the meh of 2012.

Here it is, the final day of 2012. I must admit that I do not believe I have ever been more excited for a year to end. From start to finish, 2012 and I never found our groove. It was a year of more downs than ups, more sads than glads, and more setbacks than progress.... Read more »

Making the decision to skip Christmas for a year...

I cannot believe that today is December 1st. Normally by the time December starts, I already have my Christmas Tree, Village, and lights up. Not this year though. It is not that I am running behind schedule or anything. Matter-of-fact, none of my Christmas stuff is up because I am not putting it up this year.... Read more »

Rolling Meadows comes together for unfunded Fourth of July Parade

Rolling Meadows Fourth of July Parade
When the financial situation of Northwest Suburban Rolling Meadows forced the City into a situation where it was unable to pay for community events, the Mayor refused to let his community down. Mayor Tom Rooney, along with the newly formed Rolling Meadows Community Events Foundation, took over and hosted the City’s annual Fourth of July Festival. This... Read more »
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Palatine Fourth of July Parade: In Photos

The Village of Palatine held their Fourth of July Parade earlier today. Boarding on almost a two hour event, the parade left a smile on so many faces. If you missed it, I have a sampling of photos below. Of course, if you want the full experience in photos, head over to my Facebook page to check... Read more »

Festivals galore in the 'burbs this weekend!

Festival Season is completely underway now. With the big Fourth of July Holiday coming up next week, many villages and cities are starting their festivals this weekend. In my neighborhood, Palatine’s 55th Annual Hometown Fest opens tomorrow at 5:00 p.m. Of course, if you are in the area and have a handheld video game, be... Read more »

Celebrating my first seder!

Celebrating my first seder!
This year, while celebrating Good Friday and the weekend leading up to Easter, I also took part in a different kind of holiday tradition. A tradition, that as a Methodist, I have never taken part of. Friday evening at work we held a Passover Seder for the Jewish residents. Kyle and I were both invited... Read more »
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Fun, Family, & Friends: My first Christmas in Illinois!

Fun, Family, & Friends: My first Christmas in Illinois!
I hope that everyone had a wonderful Christmas. I had my first Christmas being a Chicagoland resident; however, Kyle and I did not spend our Christmas in Chicagoland, we spent it in Lincoln, Illinois with his family. Regardless though of where it was spent, this was one of my best Christmases ever. I had so... Read more »
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