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  • Good Handwashing
    March 15, 2020 Jeannie Pence

    Good Handwashing

    Good handwashing, not exactly a topic you would expect to see on the Trendy Tree blog, but yet in light of the Coronavirus epidemic, it's important to visit the topic. Time to rely on my nursing education and re-educate my...

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  • National Pancake Day
    February 25, 2020 Jeannie Pence

    National Pancake Day

    Pancakes....a comfort food! History Wikipedia tells us that the Ancient Greeks ate pancakes according to the works of 5th century BC poets. They were made of wheat flour, olive oil, honey, and curdled milk. Not a lot different from today!...

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  • Christmas Shoebox for Operation Christmas Child
    November 10, 2019 Jeannie Pence

    Christmas Shoebox for Operation Christmas Child

    Time to pack your Christmas shoebox for Operation Christmas Child. National Collection Week is November 18 thru November 25, 2019. Visit Samaritan's Purse for more information on how to pack a box. You'll find what's allowed and not allowed. You...

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  • The Masked Helper
    April 11, 2019 Jeannie Pence

    The Masked Helper

    * Post from years ago.....so sweet)) Today we had a "Masked Helper" in the shop.....part Batman ...part Superman......note the supersized candy cane strapped to his waist.....ooops.....sorry.......tool belt....

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  • Funny Story
    August 22, 2018 Jeannie Pence

    Funny Story

    Well, some of you that know me, know that my dad is 96 years old, still lives alone and manages pretty well.....considering. A few days ago I had take some groceries to him and was putting them away. He came...

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  • 1950's Vintage Horse Kiddie Ride
    December 3, 2017 Jeannie Pence

    1950's Vintage Horse Kiddie Ride

    Wow....I really hate to see this go! But moving and downsizing.... Several years ago when we were just getting started with the Christmas tree farm, we purchased a coin operated horse. Drove all the all to Dallas to get it....

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  • Bolster Pillow?
    July 4, 2017 Jeannie Pence

    Bolster Pillow?

    Bolster Pillow....is a thick pillow placed under other pillows for support. That may be the generally accepted definition, but to me, it means Mama's Bolster Pillow that she kept on her bed behind the regular pillows. It was a long...

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  • ET - This Takes me Back
    May 21, 2015 Jeannie Pence

    ET - This Takes me Back

    Matt, our 7 year old grandson, is out of school officially and today he's spending the day with us. This child loves to ramble in boxes, closets......you know the drill. He found an old copy of the the movie E.T....

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  • The Egg Hunt
    April 3, 2015 Jeannie Pence

    The Egg Hunt

    Yesterday I had the opportunity to help with Matt's first grade class Easter Egg hunt. Another one of the pleasures of retirement, to be able to go to the school and help out with activities. The plan had been for...

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  • The Entrepreneurial Spirit
    October 16, 2013 Jeannie Pence

    The Entrepreneurial Spirit

    Today was a busy day in the shop and Matt (our 5 year grandson) gets picked up at school by his Mom and comes back to the shop until we all finish out the day. He comes in the door...

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