Meet Roxie, the Lone Jack Branch’s newest employee. Roxie may seem a little stiff, but she always has a smile and a gleam in her eye. She’ll be with us all holiday season with plenty of ideas for your holiday soirée.
So, you have the family coming over for the holidays. You’ve thought of a menu, been to the store, and have a good idea of how it’s going to come together. A big happy family gathering just like the Waltons, or maybe Leave it to Beaver, or maybe the uh, Simpsons. Wait a minute- the Simpsons can be fun to watch, but do we really want to live like that???
On the fourth Thursday of every November, we give thanks. Thanks, in part, that we are not turkeys!
Traditionally, we roast a whole turkey for Thanksgiving and eat only a small portion of it. After Thanksgiving, we eat turkey soup, turkey noodles, turkey dumplings, turkey sandwiches, turkey tetrazzini, turkey a la king, turkey casserole, stir-fried turkey, turkey surprise, turkey burgers, turkey chili, flaming turkey wings, and associated Thanksgiving leftovers until Christmas. Then, we cook another turkey and start the process anew!
Our local Lee's Summit Police Department has a webpage dedicated to Safety Information. With so many people out shopping these days, it just takes one instance of carelessness or failure to be aware of your surroundings to make you vulnerable to crime. Take a moment and go over the department's Holiday Shopping Safety suggestions.
Need to find some new holiday recipes? Or some ideas for holiday decorating? If so, the library is the place to go. Be sure to have a look at some of the library’s holiday displays and decorations. The displays are where you will find books on holiday recipes, histories, decorating and other holiday related topics. If what you are looking for is not at the Excelsior Springs, the staff will try to find it at another library for you. For fun, try the Holiday Word Search which comes on December 1st and will be available until January 3rd.
The holidays are quickly approaching, and many of us are going to begin shopping, wrapping, baking, caroling … and creating a game plan for seeing the relatives.
Everyone knows what I am talking about; whether from experience or from Hollywood storylines intended to make us laugh out loud. It’s those reoccurring characters; the obnoxious uncle or the cousin who drank a little too much eggnog; that have the ability to bring the spice (and headaches) to the holidays.
This Christmas be prepared for just about anything: even Aunt Jane’s new nose.
Hanukkah is a Jewish holiday celebrated for eight days and nights. It begins at sundown tonight. In Hebrew, the word Hanukkah means dedication and is a reminder that this holiday commemorates the re-dedication of the Holy Temple in Jerusalem following the Jewish victory over the Syrian-Greeks in 165 B.C.E. The traditions of Hanukkah may vary somewhat among communities, but three traditions are universally celebrated. They are: lighting the hanukkiyah (somewhat different than a menorah), spinning the dreidel, and eating traditional foods.
Terrible Holiday Songs Part Two: The Twelve Days Of A Cleveland Browns Christmas
I am almost positive that this is the only holiday parody song featuring the Cleveland Browns. The song features twelve unique references to the Browns team of 1980. That year, the Browns gained the nickname the Kardiac Kids due to their aptitude for late game heroics and meltdowns. It clocks in at just over four minutes.
It is hard to believe this, but the holiday season is upon us. It feels as if just yesterday, I was getting home from a trip to Portland. Actually, the trip was in late March! Time truly does fly, and it goes faster and faster as we get older. I recall that when I was a kid, old people used to tell me that. It always used to make me laugh really hard...I'm not laughing so hard about it nowadays!