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May Day Basket

May Day Bakset The tradition of giving away May Day Baskets is one that’s not followed as much anymore.  In the past, flowers, candy, and goodies were gathered and placed in a basket.  The baskets were then hung on a neighbor’s door on the first of May.  Given as a token of friendship, May Day baskets celebrated the arrival of Spring.  They could also be given as an expression of romance, however.  The baskets were supposed to be hung in secret at night, but if the person was caught, a kiss…

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Train Service

Train Service My husband’s grandfather was an incredible man who lived one of those rags to riches stories.  He started out as a telegrapher, and right before he retired, he had worked his way up to be one of the last Assistant Vice Presidents of Union Pacific Rail Road.  He had his own train car and train service when he traveled that included a personal chef and porter.  When Andy’s grandfather passed away, Andy was given some of the glassware that his grandfather had in his personal train car.   The…

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Wilma Magazine

Wilma Magazine It’s finally here!  Subscriptions are now available for Wilma magazine, and I know you’re going to love it as much as I do.  Let me tell you a little about Wilma–it’s a magazine for women who make creating home a priority.  It includes interior design, managing a household, meal preparation, cleaning, laundry, sewing, budgeting, holidays, and more.  Wilma will be delivered straight to your inbox the first of every month.  Just like a true friend, you can count on Wilma to be there when you need her!  If you want to know why…

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How An Apron Changed My Life

How An Apron Changed My Life I know what you must be thinking.  It sounds so silly to speak about an apron that way, especially because it can symbolize drudgery and oppressiveness.  I have a different perspective, though.  I want to tell you a personal story about one of the darkest times of my life and share with you how an apron changed my life. My Story About six years ago, I was in the middle of a bad divorce.  I was separated from my children and had to drive…

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Summer of Camping

  Summer of Camping With Summer coming up, my husband just bought a camper for our family to go camping in.  He’s more of a camper than I am and does all the work, but I love to be outdoors.  Usually we go camping in Yellowstone every year, but this year we want to try some of the local places near our house.  Because we live in the beautiful mountains of Utah, there are lots of options.  We plan on having a summer of camping this year! Camping As A Tradition I…

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