Voice of Clayton Recital on Memorial Day

May 29, 2010 at 11:25 pm | Posted in Kindermusik, Singing, Traditions, Voice Students | Leave a comment

Yes, we are having recital on Memorial Day. What better way to make tribute to our fallen soldiers than a program of beautiful music. You are welcome to join us, 6:00pm at First Baptist Church Clayton. 16 students singing their hearts out!

Families Celebrate your Fathers!

June 29, 2008 at 2:21 am | Posted in Dads, Family, Family Support, Fathers, Kindermusik, Parenting, Traditions | Leave a comment

Okay, so I missed posting this on Father’s Day, but, it is worth posting anyway. It reminds me how important our fathers are and how much I miss seeing mine on a regular basis. I Love You Dad!

The Smithfield Ham and Yam Festival is this weekend! …

May 1, 2008 at 10:54 pm | Posted in Blogroll, Charities, Family, Family Support, FUN, Music, Parenting, Ramblings, Relay for Life, Traditions | Leave a comment
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Ham and Yam logo

It is festival time in Johnston County! Last week was the Strawberry Festival in the Cleveland community, this weekend is the Ham and Yam Festival in Smithfield, two weeks down the road will be the Acorn Festival in Four Oaks, Johnston County Relay for Life is May 30th and the first weekend in June is Millstock Music and Art Fair in Clayton. All of these are family friendly events with lots of FREE things to do, FREE music to listen to, homemade goodies to eat and lots of causes to support. I particularly like to support the Johnston County Relay for Life event as it reaches so many local people who are cancer survivors and families still healing from losing someone close, to cancer.  These family events are reminiscent of times gone by. Sitting in lawn chairs or a blanket on a grassy slope listening to local talent, or looking at the creativity of children who have decorated yams for the “What is that Yam Thing?” contest, or seeing the teamwork of a group of people out to support their friends and family in raising money to help a special cause… take some time folks to smell the flowers, talk a walk through the arts and crafts booths, and enjoy some ham biscuits, rib sandwiches, yam fries, or something else homemade and delicious. Get away from the high gas prices, rush of the work week and stress of making ends meet and enjoy each other! That’s what I will be doing… 🙂 Julie


Love, Love Me Do, You Know I Love YOU! Happy Valentines to you all…

February 11, 2008 at 3:31 am | Posted in Harmonica, Music, Our Time, The Beatles, Traditions, Valentine's Greeting | Leave a comment
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I was a pre-teen when this was first popular and it was one of my favorites! I hope you enjoy it. John Lennon is playing the harmonica Our Time families … just another one of those talents waiting to happen in your own family!

Love You Forever! One of my favorites ~ enjoy!

February 10, 2008 at 11:40 pm | Posted in Babies, books, Family, Love You Forever, Parenting, Traditions, Valentine's Greeting | Leave a comment
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I loved reading this book to my children. Enjoy this video version!

Enjoy your Thanksgiving today…have a laugh!

November 22, 2007 at 10:56 pm | Posted in Bird Lovers, Family, FUN, Thanksgiving, Traditions | Leave a comment

Today is my birthday!

November 18, 2007 at 6:57 am | Posted in birthday, Family, Ramblings, Traditions | Leave a comment

It has been a nice day…I am looking forward to seeing my daughter Rosalie and her husband Paul tomorrow. My daughter Kendra and I spent some time together today and my husband and I this morning and this evening. I have had phone calls and emails with birthday regards. It has been a nice day….

Thanksgiving Day! What are you thankful for?

November 16, 2007 at 11:02 pm | Posted in Family, First Thanksgiving, heritage, Thanksgiving, Traditions | 1 Comment

Thanksgiving has always been a day of family and friends for me. This year will be harder than usual as we won’t be with our daughter and son-in-law, their professions require them to work with the less fortunate in their communities. We won’t be traveling to visit family out-of-town and we will miss them! Instead it will be small and probably include my husband’s sister and her friend. This year is also the first year we have a vegan daughter! No Tofurkey though! We will make a small Turkey and enjoy it! As much as our daughter Kendra loves to cook, we will probably be blessed with some delicious vegan dish to add to the table. I hope your Thanksgiving is blessed  with family and friends and some turkey too!


The History of Thanksgiving

Ever wonder what the pilgrims and their Native American guests really ate at the first feast? The truth may surprise you. Contrary to popular belief, they didn’t sit down to a meal featuring turkey, corn, cranberries, and pumpkin pie (in fact, they didn’t even have forks!).

Travel back to Plymouth and discover some of the humble origins of Thanksgiving traditions we celebrate today and what the original celebration was actually like!

These links are from The History Channel an excellent source of information regarding our heritage.

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