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Touring South Carolina

Every fall my husband and I like to make a trip to the mountains to see the fall colors and buy apples.  Since we live near the middle of the state, we are only a couple of hours from the mountains and can make it a day trip event.  So we went this weekend.

Getting Organized

My blog handle is “The Cluttered Desk.”  It’s pretty indicative how my office looks.  To the casual observer, it appears to be total chaos.  I’m sure many wonder how I get anything done with all that “mess” on my desk.  

Feeling Good

Some of my fondest memories from childhood involve the coke machine my dad had at his store.  He kept the temperature set at just above freezing.  When you opened the bottle, it would be icy at the top.

Mister Rogers' Neighborhood

Like so many children I loved Mister Rogers. He had a special gift of being able to speak to children in a way that was warm and comforting. He shared words of wisdom on a variety of topics. One of my favorite quotes from him is "look for the helpers." He talked about when something bad happens that there are always helpers around.

Battle of Fort McHenry

The Battle of Fort McHenry was fought over a 3 day span, September 12th - 14th, 1812.  American soldiers successfully defended the fort and Baltimore from British attack during the War of 1812.  Francis Scott Key observed the action from the deck of a British ship where he was being held.

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