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Flowers from Days Gone By

Flowers from Days Gone By

Flowers from Days Gone By Beginning with the printing of her first seed catalog in 1896, Miss Emma V. White of Minneapolis, Minnesota sold beautiful flower seeds to appreciative gardeners throughout the United States.  Her lovingly illustrated catalogs were works of art in and of themselves, and they clearly conveyed to her customers Miss White’s […]

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My Tony

My Tony

My Tony My Tony… Dear Readers and Subscribers,  My dog, Tony, passed away yesterday, May 18, 2023.  To Dee Dee and me, he was our child.  I will grieve for my Tony, as I will for my Dee Dee, until the day I die.  In the space of four days, I’ve lost my family and

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Testament to a Friendship

Testament to a Friendship

Testament to a Friendship An incredibly beautiful written testament to a very special 90 year friendship recently resurfaced after almost 30 years of obscurity.  The timing of its reappearance and subsequent re-reading represents nothing short of providence. My mother, Bessie Stamos, passed away peacefully on December 30, 2022 after a lengthy battle with an aggressive

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Zen Home and Garden Decor: Bali Comes to Customs Imports

Zen Home and Garden Decor: Bali Comes to Customs Imports If you find yourself hunting for zen home and garden decor in the Midwest, bear in mind that Bali, indeed, comes to Customs Imports.  Every year, in fact.  2022’s massive container of merchandise from the magical island paradise hit American shores this summer, and arrived

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