Quotation Saturday: Christmas 2014

Mamacita says: It’s been a while since I’ve done Quotation Saturday. I’ve missed it. I hope you have, too.  So often, we struggle with what to say about things we feel deeply and sincerely about, and then we find that … Continue reading

Eve & Morn & Those Who Appreciate Them

Mamacita says: It’s getting closer.  IT’S GETTING CLOSER. Everyone whose spirit of celebration is still alive and quickening, hark! There are a lot of old, boring, easily offended, humorless  people out there who don’t care much for the excitement, the wonder, the … Continue reading

Anticipation

  Remember that old Carly Simon Song, Anticipation?  Remember how Heinz used the song in its ketchup commercials? Anticipation. . . is keeping me waiting. This time of year, though, the anticipation is what makes me happiest.  This time of … Continue reading

The Thanksgiving Cornucopia, or Horn of Plenty

Mamacita says: The cornucopia, or horn of plenty, has such a wide, fascinating, and diverse history that you’ll just have to look it up for yourselves, because there’s not enough room here. I do love words, expressions, traditions, etc, that … Continue reading

Thanksgiving, Indeed

Mamacita says: Thanksgiving, indeed.  When I first saw this picture, I was a small child and all I could think was, “Why were this mother and son seated at the same table with roughshod strangers?” Because this seems so odd … Continue reading

In Honor of the Armistice

Mamacita says: This day used to be known as Armistice Day, in honor of the armistice that was signed on the “eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month”. This year, 2014, marks the 97th anniversary of Armistice … Continue reading