Kabuki, Peppa Pig, Fireworks, Sugar Bowl and lots of questions made for interesting New Year’s

Lisa McNeece

It seems like everybody in Calhoun County and my friends from elsewhere attended the Sugar Bowl in New Orleans. Joel and I had agreed to keep the girls for a few days, so we watched from home.
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Christmas can’t be over without any snow

Lisa McNeece

Granddaughter Ellie Kathryn was distressed that I had taken the Christmas decorations down.
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Cutoff passed for fixing broken lights, but all getting thrown out after Christmas

Lisa McNeece

There is not a tree at my house, of the three inside the house and one at The Journal, that doesn’t have at least one strand of lights out.
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Tough wrapping Christmas presents in 80 degree weather

Lisa McNeece

I will admit that I was skeptical when I saw the recipe for Bobbie Blount’s cornbread cake that ran in last week’s Journal. I just couldn’t imagine it.
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Decorating for Christmas Open House was both exciting and exhausting

Lisa McNeece

For the past couple of weeks, all my spare time has been spent helping son Marshall and Whitney get ready for the Bruce Fine Arts Club Christmas Tour of Homes, which was yesterday.

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Holiday weekend a challenge after iPhone disaster

Lisa McNeece

It was exciting to have a pretty Thanksgiving morning for me to go on a long bike ride before Joel and I went to his parents’ house in Raymond. The weather was sunny and not too cold.
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Family of photographers doesn’t help when shooting Christmas card picture

Lisa McNeece

You would think in a family of photographers that taking pictures for a Christmas card would be no big deal. But throw in a dog and a child who doesn’t want to have her picture made, and you have quite the challenge.
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Enjoying Sweet Potato Banquet with Addi Claire

Lisa McNeece

With Joel out of town last weekend, granddaughter Addi Claire was my date for the Sweet Potato Banquet Saturday night. Addi Claire will be 7 in December.
Her favorite part of the banquet was the display table of sweet potato creations for the Imagination Contest and the poster winners.
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Christmas trees, like decorating pumpkins, a once a year kind-of-thing

Lisa McNeece

The rain really dampened the crowd at the Calhoun City-East Union football game Saturday night and also the Sweet Potato Arts and Crafts Festival Saturday.
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Scooby Doo and Peppa Pig were the new jack-o-lanterns at our house

Lisa McNeece

Why I only carve pumpkins once a year- it’s a big mess. However I carved a Scooby Doo face on a pumpkin for Addi Claire and a Peppa Pig for Ellie Kathryn last week.
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