Category Archives: Family

Do You Preview Kids Movies?

Some of my friends who are moms were talking about the latest movies that are supposed to be for kids or family friendly. We pretty much count on Disney, Warner Brothers and Dreamworks to give us movies that we trust are appropriate for children.

All of my friends take their parenting responsibilities very seriously, but evidently some are much more protective and cautious than me. Several moms said that they preview all movies before deciding if the content is suitable for their children. The idea of watching every kid’s movie first just never occurred to me. I wonder if they ever see a movie that they think is bad and don’t let their kids watch it? I have never heard anyone say that a Disney movie was inappropriate for their kids, have you?

Buffalo Indian Chief Classic Coin Design Tribute

The Buffalo Nickel has always fascinated me. My father was an avid coin collector, so I learned a lot about coins during my childhood. I was hoping that I would receive his collection (or at least part of it) when he passed away, so many years ago, but that just wasn’t the way things went down when the time came.

Throughout the years I have picked up a few pieces here and there along the way and I’ve always wanted a few of the Buffalo Nickels (1913 through 1938.) that my father would tell me so many stories about. While I continue my search for the original Buffalo Nickels they do have available some pretty nice ones at modern coin wholesale dot com that are made of pure silver bullion bars that are made in the U.S.A. from silver mined in the U.S. I think this might be a great way to start as well as a good investment.

classic coin design tribute

buffalo indian chief classic coin design tribute

Winter Crafts

My sister is incredibly talented and has learned how to paint in a beautiful style called “one stroke” painting. She is so good that people are asking her to hold classes and teach them how to do this, too.


She just finished painting these butterflies and leaves on a large wooden lazy susan for her kitchen table.

Aren’t they gorgeous? I love the bright colors and the different shadings.

Family Support System

There is never a good time to have health issues pop up, but there are certainly worse times and right before Christmas is right up there on top of the list of bad times. My step-father has been having to go to the doctor a lot more than usual this past year. He is only 57 and has always seemed to be in the best of shape and just brimming over with good health.

Well my mother just brought him back from another doctor’s visit and they have been told that they are afraid that he is a prime candidate for DVT (blood clot(s) that¬† can form in one of your major vein(s) of your body, most commonly in your legs, t can also occur in your arms) and/or PE (Which is when a clot breaks off from its point of origin (DVT) and takes a trip to the lungs, hence it prevents your normal blood flow, it is called a pulmonary embolism).

So it looks like the two of them will be backing off of a lot of the tasks that they generally take on during the holidays. Which is a decision that I fully support and hope that I can help out in any way that I can.

The Issue of Watches

Even though a lot of people are turning to their cell phones and other electronic devices to see what time it is. I have still enjoyed wearing my wrist watches so that I don’t have to dig out my cell phone to see the time, I’d rather have it at a quick glance. I love going to the flea market, there are several vendors there that always have the greatest selection of watches that you can try on and hopefully purchase if the price is right.

I also enjoy looking online to see all the new fangled automatic watches that are out on the market now. Of course there are other types of watches to utilize as well. My grandfather always had a nice pocket watch that he either had in his pocket (Dah) or hanging from a chain clipped somewhere on his shirt. My mother on the hand used to wear a nice necklace watch that I always was fascinated with and always wanted her to let me wear.

I’ve even seen some pretty cool ring watches, but I don’t think that I could handle all of the bulk on any of my fingers. Anyway I’m glad to know that there are still plenty of options available to us all to see what time of the day (or night) it is and I hope that more people will head back to this wonderful time pieces instead of all the digital ways that we have been getting used to.