Hashtags have made an impression on our lives, haven't they? Before social media I doubt that this fun little character ever got much attention. However, now it is super popular, first appearing on Twitter and now having been absorbed onto Facebook. Personally, I don't use hashtags publicly because it's just too much pressure. You have to be clever, funny and get your point across with as few letters as possible. That's not really my thing. My husband and I have been adding hashtags to our … [Read more...]

The cost of celebrating Memorial Day

If you know my family then you know that Memorial Day is a particularly emotional holiday for us. It isn’t about an extra day off of work. It isn’t about barbecues with our friends. It’s about remembering a beloved son, brother, uncle, cousin, friend and his sacrifice for our country. My dad’s older brother, Bill, was killed in action (KIA) in the Vietnam War. Not only did Bill sacrifice his life for our country, but also my grandparents gave up their son; my dad and uncle gave up their brother. … [Read more...]