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Reflecting on Thanksgiving Day

By Melissa Minners            Thanksgiving Day means many different things to many different people.  As we grow older, we learn that the tale of the very first Thanksgiving Day we were told as children was a fabrication of sorts.  Pilgrims that arrived in Massachusetts did have a harvest festival with aContinue reading “Reflecting on Thanksgiving Day”

The Star Wars Holiday Special

First Aired On: The CBS Network Reviewed by Melissa Minners             When I was a child, I remember watching a television holiday special featuring my favorite Star Wars characters in my bedroom on my Zenith black and white television.  Aptly dubbed The Star Wars Holiday Special, the show aired only once on CBS on NovemberContinue reading “The Star Wars Holiday Special”

Mayflower

Written by: Nathaniel Philbrick Published By: Penguin Books  Reviewed by Dorothy Doremus             Ah, the tale of the first Thanksgiving.  The Pilgrims, after the long journey from England, set foot on Plymouth Rock where they meet Squanto who befriended them.  After which, they all sit and have a feast of turkey with all of theContinue reading “Mayflower”

The Thanksgiving Treasure

Written by: Gail Rock Published By: Bantam Books Reviewed by Dorothy Doremus             One of my favorite things about any holiday is the memories and the traditions.  Everyone can reminisce about a favorite food, music or a story.  One of my favorite stories is called The Thanksgiving Treasure.  It was my fourth grade teacher, Mr. Fitzgerald,Continue reading “The Thanksgiving Treasure”

Hallmark Christmas Movies

By Melissa Minners Okay, admit it: how many of you have already started watching Christmas movies on the Hallmark Channel? Alright, I’ll go first – yes, I’m addicted to Hallmark Christmas movies, even though they all have a similar format. Boy and girl meet and have no real interest in each other…or had an interestContinue reading “Hallmark Christmas Movies”

Confessions of a Pumpkin Addict

By Melissa Minners             Okay, I’ll admit it.  My name is Melissa Minners and I am addicted to pumpkin.  This is one of my favorite times of the year for only one reason – I can get my pumpkin fix sated, for everywhere you turn there is a new and inventive way to infuse pumpkinContinue reading “Confessions of a Pumpkin Addict”

Cause of Death

Written By: Jeffery Deaver Published By: Amazon Original Stories Reviewed By: Melissa Minners                I love Jeffery Deaver novels, but when one doesn’t have time to read a whole novel, what does one do?  Fortunately, Mr. Deaver has helped me out on that score.  He also happens to write short stories that take me noContinue reading “Cause of Death”