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Holiday Traditions

By: palmettobug53, 10:02 PM GMT on November 26, 2005

Every family has it's own unique holiday traditions. Some may reflect your family's heritage and others may be things that have become family tradition in the relatively recent past. Do you retain holiday customs from the country of your family's origin? Are there family heirloom ornaments or decorations, without which your tree or house would be incomplete? Do you volunteer anywhere yearly? Is there a special family outing that must be undertaken during the holidays, without fail? Is there a special dessert or dish that is an absolute must for the main holiday meal? Think about what makes YOUR family's holiday unique and share that with us, if you will.
I plan to address a different holiday related topic each week, between now and New Year's. Please be sure to check back in, see what others have posted and enter your own comments. I think this will make for some very interesting reading.
Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah or Kwanza, be sure to have a happy and safe holiday season!

Updated: 12:35 AM GMT on February 28, 2006


Happy Thanksgiving

By: palmettobug53, 7:20 PM GMT on November 19, 2005

Hoping that everyone here has a safe and happy Thanksgiving!

Updated: 12:34 AM GMT on February 28, 2006



By: palmettobug53, 1:05 AM GMT on November 18, 2005

On Tuesday, November 15th, the second bridge demolition explosion on the old Cooper River Bridges rocked the Peninsula City. To read about it and view video clips, go to:

Updated: 12:32 AM GMT on February 28, 2006



By: palmettobug53, 6:34 PM GMT on November 13, 2005

Many thanks to Hills for putting me through Picture Posting Boot Camp! In honor of his hard work in getting me through this rite of passage, I have composed the following tribute:

The Picture Posting Boot Camp Cadence:
(rhythmic sound of many jogging feet approaching)

You can learn to post pict-churs!
(you can learn to post pict-churs!)
Thank you, Hills, for showin' me how!
(thank you, Hills, for showin' me how!)
Coffee, bur-ros and palm trees!
(coffee bur-ros and palm trees!)
Bugs and cats and a big brown cow!
(bugs and cats and a big brown cow!)
Put 'em up! Put 'em up! Put 'em up! Put 'em up!

You can learn to post pict-churs!
(you can learn to post pict-churs!)
Thank you, Hills, for showin' me how!
(Thank you, Hills, for showin' me how!)

(Cadence and sound of feet fade into the distance)

Updated: 12:31 AM GMT on February 28, 2006



By: palmettobug53, 12:17 AM GMT on November 12, 2005

Be sure to thank our Veterans. They're the ones that have kept America free!

Updated: 12:31 AM GMT on February 28, 2006



By: palmettobug53, 5:36 PM GMT on November 09, 2005

This is from an email forwarded to me from a friend of an avid birdwatcher.
From the Defenders of Wildlife:

Help Save Canada's Boreal Forest and the song birds that depend on it for survival! North America's Boreal Forest is one of the world's largest intact forests and makes up a quarter of the earth's remaining forests. At about 1.4 billion acres, the Boreal Forest is larger than the Brazilian Amazon. Please contact government officials in Canada and urge them to save what's left of the Boreal Forest.

Did you know that nearly half of all North American bird species call Canada's Boreal Forest home for some portion of their lives? As part of an international movement called the "Boreal Day of Action," Defenders of Wildlife needs your help to preserve this important place...
Boreal habitat is vital to the survival of many of the U.S. and Canada's species of waterfowl, shorebirds, waterbirds and landbirds. Sadly, the Canadian government isn't doing all it can to protect the Boreal Forest from mining and logging. If we want to protect bird life, we must protect the Boreal Forest. The billions of birds that fly to the Boreal Forest each spring to breed and to take care of their young need our help.

The Canadian government could accelerate protection of the Boreal Forest by adopting the "Boreal Forest Region Conservation Framework." This Framework would protect 50 percent of the region in a network of large protected areas, ensuring the survival of migratory birds and other wide-ranging species like the woodland caribou.

Urge the Canadian government to protect the Boreal Forest by adopting the "Boreal Region Conservation Framework". As American consumers, we have an obligation to protect this special place. The U.S. contributes to the destruction of the Boreal Forest through consumption of forest products and other natural resources exported to the U.S. These natural resources are used in the production of everyday paper products like catalogs and paper towels. That is why you should take action today.

As always, thanks for your continued support of wildlife and the habitat it depends on for survival.


Claudia Tejada Riley
National Grassroots Associate
Defender of Wildlife

Copyright 2005 Defenders of Wildlife and Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund

Founded in 1947, Defenders of Wildlife is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization with more than 480,000 members and supporters that works to protect endangered species and their habitat. Affiliated with Defenders of Wildlife, the Defenders Action Fund provides the wildlife conservation community with a voice in the legislative and political process. Defenders of Wildlife does not support the electoral activities of Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund.

Both organizations can be contacted at: 1130 Seventeenth Street, NW, Washington, DC 20036 or go to:

Canadian Boreal Initiative:

Updated: 1:05 PM GMT on November 10, 2005


Reduce, Re-use, Recycle and have a green holiday season!

By: palmettobug53, 9:20 PM GMT on November 04, 2005

Make this Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays a greener one.
Recycle and re-use as much as you can. Remember Grandma hollering "Don't tear the paper! Don't throw out the bows! We can use that again!" ? Well, Grandma was right!

Updated: 4:52 PM GMT on November 08, 2005


A Little Stress Relief

By: palmettobug53, 9:07 PM GMT on November 01, 2005

How good are YOUR reflexes? See how fast you can tranquilize the escaping sheep!

Excerpts from the Twisted Poetry Jam:

Redneck Recreation: Had this one, but the link was no longer good. Got it back from Shera. Thank you, Shera!

Bat the Penguin: How far can you swat the little fella?

Updated: 11:48 PM GMT on November 03, 2005


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