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Snow Days

It’s March fourth, yet Jack Frost is still blowing his frosty breath all over us in Northwestern Pennsylvania. Here we get pummelled with Lake-Effect snow and whipped by the Snowbelt for about five months, starting as early as Halloween. So far, this year, due to snow and frigid temperatures, we’ve had three school cancellations and many delays. It would be no surprise to have to use another snow day this spring.  

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Shopping Secret Revealed: White Wednesday, When Pure Retail Wishes Come True

Tales from a Part-Time Sunshine

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Whoa!  There certainly are a lot of retail events that keep materializing for the Christmas season shopper. The biggest ones I’m aware of are Black Friday (day after Thanksgiving), Cyber Monday (the Monday after Thanksgiving), and Green Monday (a couple Mondays before Christmas).  Of these three, Black Friday is the one that draws hordes of customers into actual stores.  The others are online shopping days which are perfect for me, a revolutionized .com-customer.  

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Christmas in July: I’ll take a Pair of Jumper Cables and a New Car

This past July, my daughter Cara and I drove up to Erie for a doctor’s appointment, some shopping, and a mother/daughter dinner for two.  Erie is a relaxing, forty-minute drive from Meadville and has the best stores.  Although that day hosted the perfect sky and temps to hang out at our pool, we needed to head north. We looked forward to a great afternoon together.

After the appointment, we went to Christmas Tree Shops (and That!). I had to return an unused beach chair there.

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