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Christmas Tales of a Mail Carrier

December 22, 2007

mail_jeep.jpgMy husband is a rural mail carrier. Since we’re so close to Christmas he has been helping his co-workers deliver packages when he has time. Today he had a package to deliver in a very rural area and had to get special directions to find the place. The regular carrier told him that the house was down a long lane. About halfway down the lane a large sign said, “If you’re this far, you’re too far. Turn around.” Then a couple of hundred yards later, another sign said, “This is your last chance.” If he had been driving his mail truck, he would have had more confidence but he was driving his personal vehicle with no MAIL signs on it. He eased the car up to the porch, left the package and hightailed it out of there with images of an old geezer with a shotgun coming out behind him. So much for goodwill toward men! 🙂


Wal-Mart/Sam’s/Bookstore sightings

November 24, 2007

So far, Colorado Christmas has been spotted in:



Holly Springs, North Carolina

Oxford, Maine

Taylors, South Carolina

Hurst, Texas

Camden, Delaware (Yay!)


Sam’s Club



Spartanburg, South Carolina

Melbourne, Florida

Hurst, Texas

Farmington, New Mexico

Columbia, South Carolina


Christian Bookstores



Taylors, South Carolina

Dover, Delaware

Irmo, South Carolina


Any others?

Do you cook your turkey upside down?

November 20, 2007


The best cooking secret I’ve ever learned was to turn the bird breast down in the pan, so the white meat absorbs the flavorful juices. The turkey isn’t as pretty, but are you planning to eat it or look at it?

Another secret is to use a browning bag, available where the plastic wrap and tin foil are sold. With these two tips, you can’t fail to have a perfect bird every time–as long as you double the suggested cooking time in the bag instructions.

Happy Turkey Day!