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Hostess Gift

What is your favorite host or hostess gift? And what’s the best host gift you’ve received?

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The Inheritance

My mother-in-law died recently, and my husband and I have been spending evenings and weekends going through her things. It’s a lot of work! I found a silver candlestick with a note from a deceased cousin: Apparently, the candlestick is … Continue reading

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Present Company

More than once, at different people’s homes, I have been served chocolates or wine I gave as host gifts months or even a year before. I know that once given, a gift is no longer under my control. But I … Continue reading

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Snow Day!

Originally posted on Real Life of an MSW:
I was going to write a detailed post about the winter weather (all negative with a few touches of sarcasm), but somehow that feels like homework  and very ungrateful on this beautiful snow…

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God’s Wife

An eye witness account from New York City , on a cold day in December, some years ago: A little boy, about 10-years-old, was standing before a shoe store on the roadway, barefooted, peering through the window, and shivering With … Continue reading

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