The Gift of Mamma’s China

Some time ago, I came across an interesting post: Which Lord of the Rings Personality Are You? which intrigued me. I’d heard about personality types and tests, but had dismissed them as a lot of nonsense. But The Lord of the Rings? They had me hooked there! 

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Autumn in Italy

Autumn in Italy! Grape harvest and wine making, olive gathering, and oil pressing. Ah, this is autumn in Italy! And right in our own garden, at that! Hubby harvests our olives — the time-honored way. Hand-picked, one-by-one. He probably wouldn’t want to try it with a hundred trees, but with our two it’s not too bad. 

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Making Your Husband Poor

The Virtuous Woman: Part Four

As we take another look at Proverb’s virtuous woman, let’s keep in mind that her entire life is summed up in these mere 22 verses. We tend to take them in one lump when actually they recount the stages of her life.

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The Italian Autumn: What to Expect

Leaves crackling underfoot. Wood smoke wafting on the air. Squashes and apples. Chestnut roasting. There’s a cozy feeling to Autumn, isn’t there? And these are just a few of the things you can expect to find in an Italian autumn. But best of all is the grape harvest and olive picking, two of Italy’s most special Autumn events!

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