Saturday, November 29, 2008

The Holiday Season has been officially launched with Thanksgiving.....


The Holiday Season has been officially launched with Thanksgiving.....

We all ate turkey Thursday - by late afternoon - our belts & pants buttons were undone - & a good share of us were having a post turkey snooze Smiley Sleeping 1 Pictures, Images and Photos
Let's face it - a lot of people were dreaming of shopping the next day & plotting their strategy for going after those bargains! Grocery shopping cart smiley Pictures, Images and Photos
Maybe we all should make sure we have a list & a plan. I can remember in the past seeing something for Aunt Bertha & buying it because it was such a good bargain but knowing deep down she would hate it - but, hey, my job was done - I had a present for her! That was oh such a bad attitude! Totally thoughtless!

Maybe she collects cups & saucers or vintage linens or vintage kitchen items or old photos - maybe she would appreciate something that is collectible - a present doesn't always have to be new.

Here's a suggestion an inexpensive collectible Hazel Atlas Teardrop Pattern Mint dish
that would make a beautiful soap dish add a bar of genuine homemade goats milk scented soap from Metzy Mom's Emporium - choose a bar from many scents & sizes
& you have a thoughtful useful beautiful collectible gift for under $10.00.

Visit for luscious homemade soaps that will nourish & moisturize your skin.

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Have fun shopping - avoid the rush, the traffic & high prices - shop the internet at the above sites for true quality bargains.

ENJOY the Season!!! Look "outside" the box for ideas..................

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!!

I received this bit of information from the Kovells Newsletter that contains some information I did not know - I enjoyed it - we love history & appreciated learning some new tidbits.


Has the celebration of Thanksgiving always been on the fourth Thursday in November? The answer is No. The date was changed to make a longer shopping period between Thanksgiving and Christmas. In 1863 President Lincoln set the date as the last Thursday in November.

In 1939 it was moved to the second-to-last Thursday. Then in 1941 it was moved to the fourth Thursday.

There are many myths and historical oddities connected with Thanksgiving. Did you know the Mayflower was headed for Virginia but, oops, it ended up in Massachusetts?

And Indians were not invited to the celebration. A large group of men just showed up--the 17th-century version of party crashers. There were probably twice as many Indians as Pilgrims, so it seems unlikely the Pilgrims would have asked them to leave.

Unfortunately, no one is sure why they came. Perhaps they heard the musket shots and were curious. But they did bring deer to eat. No popcorn, though. It wasn't even grown in New England then. But Indian corn was, and it was probably dried, pounded and cooked into a porridge. They probably ate waterfowl and turkeys, too, all living in the wild. Also available were fish, squash, cabbage, carrots, turnips, spinach and onions. No potatoes--they were still grown only in South America. Although cranberries were growing nearby, no records show they were cooked and eaten until the 1670s.

Forget the black clothes, too. Pilgrim women wore green, blue and purple. Men liked red linings in their cloaks. And they didn't have buckles on their shoes and hats. Buckles were not in style till years later.

Next time you see a painting of the first Thanksgiving, look carefully. An iron cooking pot was really used; it may even be the one that survives in a museum. But there were no log cabins. They were built by Swedes who came 18 years later.
Tomorrow after everyone sleeps off the enormous amounts of delicious food we've eaten - we'll then turn out thoughts to the next Holiday - are you excited yet???

Monday, November 24, 2008

Turkey Day & Married for 30 yrs or just a few

Is everyone having a turkey for Turkey Day? Photobucket
That could mean several things - could be an event that fails badly or is totally ineffectual;
Could be a joke of a day: a person who does something thoughtless or annoying;
Could mean when a bowler gets three strikes in a row! All kidding aside -
This year it will just be the two of us - have to wait to celebrate with the kids at Christmas. We still have much to be thankful for - we are not alone - so we'll spend the day baking & cooking together.

Have you been married Photobucket for many years or just a few?
In todays shaky economy, this might give us gals a good way to save some serious money! Read this to the end - it's worth the time.............

On their wedding night, the young bride approached her new husband and asked for $20 for their lovemaking encounter. Her husband readily agreed.
It set a precedent -- this scenario was repeated each time they made love for more than 40 years, with him thinking that it was a cute way for her to afford new clothes and other incidentals that she needed.

Arriving home around noon one day, she was surprised to find her husband in sitting at the kitchen table, head in his hands. During the next few minutes, he explained that with the economy shattered, General Motors had laid him off from his well-paid management position. It was unlikely that, at the age of 59, he'd be able to find another position that paid anywhere near what he'd been earning, and because he had counted on his pension, he never invested any money and they were financially ruined.

Calmly, his wife handed him a bank book which showed more than 40 years of steady deposits and interest -- the total nearly $1 million. The husband was starting to get rather excited, but then she showed him certificates of deposits issued by the bank which were worth over $2 million, and informed him that they were one of the largest depositors in the local bank.

She explained that for the more than three decades she had "charged" him for sex, these holdings had multiplied and these were the results of her careful savings.

Faced with evidence of cash and investments worth over $3 million, her husband was so astounded he could barely speak, but finally he found his voice and blurted out, "If I'd had any idea what you were doing, I would have given you all my business!"

They found him submerged in Lake Erie, in his favorite Chevy. Some men just don't know when to keep their mouths shut. Photobucket

Looking forward to the next Holiday & being with family & friends - leave us with the benefit of your musings............Have a blessed Holiday!!

Don't forget to do your shopping at or

Both sites have a tremendous amount of Sellers with bargains & unusual & necessary items both new & gently used.