Christmas According to Milton Berle

  • Milton Berle publicity webI can't get a Christmas gift my wife likes. Last year, I gave her a hundred-dollar gift certificate. She exchanged it.
  • Our tree was so puny we used orthopedic bulbs.
  • Our local department store had two Santas — one for regular kids, and one for kids who wanted ten toys or less.
  • I made a terrible mistake last Christmas. My wife made me swear I wouldn't give her a fancy gift — and I didn't!

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From Reader to Writer — Sharing Your Story

Sally Handlon dogs webHave you ever wanted to write a book? Maybe you’d like to preserve memories of your childhood for your grandchildren. Perhaps you have a vast knowledge of your family’s genealogy that you could provide for other family members. You could share inspirational writing based on your faith. No doubt you’re skilled at something – gardening, fishing, wood-working, birdwatching, poetry, creating business strategies – the topic doesn’t really matter. Maybe, as a professional you have stories about your career that almost anyone would enjoy. 

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Home Instead Senior Care Announces 2020 CAREGiver of the Year

Maria Dani Frank webMaria “Dani" Frank honored in first-ever virtual recognition event. Maria "Dani" Frank, of Whitehall, Pennsylvania, is the 2020 Home Instead Senior Care North American CAREGiverSM of the Year. For Home Instead, the world’s leading provider of in-home care for older adults, there is no bigger accolade for the organization’s more than 65,000 professional CAREGiversSM. 

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At Home with the Holiday Spirit 2020: Things to Do Inside

Bing Crosby Rosemary Clooney TV webWhen we think back to what we may consider "The good old days," especially during the holiday season, no doubt there is a soundtrack to our memories. Whether it's singing "We Gather Together" for Thanksgiving, "Oh Chanukah, Oh Chanukah!" as a child or "Blessings on the Menorah," or "Happy, Happy Kwanzaa," or any of the myriad Christmas songs, holidays are a time for singing, and a time for TV specials.

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When You Leave — Legacy Series, Part 5

sunset sailing ship webIn previous issues, we looked at ideas for leaving behind a legacy free from regret and filled with memories and examples for others, fueled by wishes, hopes, and goals you have set. All of these have temporal value, meaning they bring only temporary benefit. Everything eventually wears out over time, even a good name or reputation. Your legacy may not benefit future generations, and certainly will not benefit you when you are gone. 

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It's All Here in Black and White

lassie webAlthough the shows were in black-and-white, the 1950s are considered TV's Golden Age. The quality of the shows may have been uneven, but we knew we were in for good, clean entertainment — something for  everyone. Let's take a look back at those pre-peacock days when TV sets had the little screens and phones did not. Family Shows Mayberry, NC, was where everyone wanted to live, especially after watching the creepy
and cop shows. Andy Griffith and Don Knotts were the affable sheriff and deputy, and Aunt Bee's "Oh, fiddle faddle!" was as rude as it got.

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    The first signs of spring create excitement in the Lehigh Valley and throughout the Northeast. After four months or more of staying inside because of cold, snow and rain, we can hardly wait to...

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