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Legend or Myth: Who is the Virginia Giant?  I have longed been intrigued by the legend of the “Virginia Giant” so let us break it down who he was and his role in history.  Peter Francisco (born Pedro Francisco; July 7, 1760 – January 16, 1831) known variously as the "India", the "Giant of the Rev...
02/03/2023
Fry Bread: Is So Delicious! Try Some!  I would like to start this blog by saying, I love and adore Fry Bread.  My go to at Pow Wows and to make at home even. So easy and worth a try! A vessel for savory or sweet toppings! Before we get into “complexities” of Indian fry bread history (also spelled...
01/27/2023
Winter; Here comes the White Walker  As the winter months approach, it’s important that we understand the dangers of it. Whether we love or hate the pretty snow, 62% of homeowners who suffered winter weather damage will still be dealing with the consequences for a while.Luckily, there are things ...
01/20/2023
Winter 2023: Ask an Old Farmer  Founded in 1818, the Farmers’ Almanac’s timeless appeal has spanned three centuries, offering readers a trademark blend of long-range weather predictions, humor, fun facts, and valuable advice on gardening, cooking, fishing, conservation, and much more.  My grandpa...
01/06/2023
Roll Out the Ole Yule Log! You Will Have a Barrel of Fun! Burning the Yule log is one of the oldest Christmas customs. In fact, it predates Christianity in pagan rituals that eventually merged with Christian holiday traditions in the early Middle Ages.Today, few Americans still follow the Old Wor...
12/22/2022
No Matter a Peacock or Partridge it is still in a Pear Tree No matter if you love it or hate it, the "12 Days of Christmas" song is a holiday staple. Sure, you might prefer belting out other beloved Christmas carols like "Feliz Navidad" or Mariah Carey's "All I Want For Christmas Is You," but the...
12/15/2022
Spooky, Creepy, Morbid, Yes Christmas Cards!  Some of the Earliest Christmas Cards Were Morbid and Creepy. Santa kidnapping children and murderous mice were par for the course in the Victorian-era Christmas card tradition.In the 19th century, before festive Christmas cards became the norm, Victor...
12/09/2022
Plum Pudding: By Any Other Name and Holiday  Plum Pudding is often associated with Christmas thanks to Charles Dickens, but it is served at Thanksgiving as well and special occasions. Call it what you may it is delicious! Christmas pudding is sweet dried-fruit pudding traditionally served as part...
11/30/2022
Thanksgiving: Thomas Jefferson Secret Holiday  Thomas Jefferson’s had a very Complicated Relationship with Thanksgiving. The third president declined to participate in the tradition. Since the United States became a nation, people have come together to count their blessings, feast on bountiful fo...
11/17/2022
Did Florida Host the First Thanksgiving? What!!!!! More than 50 years before the Pilgrims landed in Plymouth, Spanish colonists in Florida feasted with Native Americans in what some call the first Thanksgiving. Blaring trumpets and thundering artillery serenaded Don Pedro Menéndez de Avilés as he...
11/11/2022
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My blogs reflect my observations on life, real estate and my own state of the union (Elaine's world). I write my entries as a way to express myself and all the positive and negative aspects of real estate. I also use it to promote my listings and maybe even your enjoyment in reading it.