Over the River & Through the Woods to Frank Pepe Pizzeria

This actually happened on the Friday after Thanksgiving a few years ago when my husband’s niece and her husband were staying with us for the holiday. When people visit, it is common to entertain them
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Best Cat in the World

Last week a column was written about the feral cat problem in Stratford. My blog this week then is timely, as I want to tell you about one of the “best cats in the world” and perhaps offer a different
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O Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree

This past weekend my husband and I bought our very first artificial Christmas tree. Now there was a time (and not that long ago) when I stated adamantly that I would never buy one of those fake trees.
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“Early to bed, and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise”

~Old English proverb, anonymously published by Franklin as a letter to suggest Parisians economize on candles by rising earlier to use morning sunlight. (Wikipedia) Who out there is looking forward to
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Grandma Used to Say…God Rest Her Soul

The Day of the Dead (1859) We all know that Halloween is an annual event observed on October 31st.  We can trace its origins in the Roman feast called the Parentalia or dies parentales (ancestral
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‘Curb’ our drive-thru enthusiasm

Reading about Milford’s latest development plan to strictly ‘curb’ drive-thru lanes downtown gives me pause to reflect on quainter and (may I add) more picturesque times along the Milford green. Back
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Connecticut Honkers vs Tooters

Over the past several years I admit to being lost much of the time driving somewhere in Connecticut. Most of those times have occurred trying to find a destination on Route 1 – the infamous Boston
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Finding Columbus in Columbus Day

*wikipedia This federal holiday celebrated on the second Monday in October each year has generally accepted that Christopher Columbus was the first European to have discovered the New World of the
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