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A solemn visit

A few days ago, on a bitterly cold but brilliant, sunny day, we decided to take a road trip to Dachau, the sight of the first concentration camp in Germany. Located just outside of Munich, Dachau is less than two hours from our home near Stuttgart. We

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Your favorite new soup recipe

I recently perfected a hearty, absolutely yummy, warm-you-down-to-your-tootsies new soup recipe that is so good I just have to share it with you all. If you like soup, you’ll love this easy new recipe. Preparation takes about 20-25 minutes (less if your browned ground beef is ready in the freezer. I

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Three Kings Day

Tuesday, January 6th was a German holiday: Three Kings Day. I’ve never known the actual significance of this day, but it must celebrate the quest of the three wisemen bearing gifts to the Christ child. The doorbell rang late yesterday afternoon and when I answered the door, there were three

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Our Bavarian Holiday

Kent and I decided months ago this year we were going to keep Christmas low-key and simple. And for a number of reasons, we decided to keep gift-giving on a small but meaningful scale. It was easy to choose fun board games and special Lego kits for

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The result of too much egg nog…..

…mixed with catnip. Actually, I found both Poppy and Tuffy enjoying a nap this morning while soaking up the warm sunshine on the sofa in the living room. Looks like a great way to spend the day after all the festivities, doesn’t it? Wishing you all belated

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Two fun finds

My blog here will be short and sweet today, because I posted a new entry on the “Where In The World Is Kimberly?” blog this morning. I hope you’ll check it out. It’s entitled, “I volunteered to do…what?” But in the meantime, while you’re here, check out

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