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The Repp Tie - One of the All Time Classics!

One of the All Time Classics! There are some things that just never go out of style.  There are some things that are timeless, rich, look good anywhere and anytime.   Cars, trucks, architecture, landscaping, art, music, and clothing all have classics.  So many fashion, trends and fads come and go by quickly, never to return; while some are lucky enough to come back around and given another brief shot at glory.  Like all of us, I have owned some of that stuff in my past that doesn’t stick around our house for long. I was in my closet the other day looking at all the tattersalls,...

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The Gift of Kindness

It is called, “The most wonderful time of the year”, and it is.  But, it is also the most stressful time of the year as we run around shopping, entertaining, cooking and getting the house ready for Christmas.  Not to mention those of us in retail and all the small business owners trying to ship things out, keep customers happy and tie up loose ends for the end of the year.  So often, though, it's not so much the doing, but the anticipation and the people that are involved in the “doing” that stress us the most.  As a result, we all get a...

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Opening Day!

This weekend it's finally here ..... It’s the season of all seasons... It's Duck Season!  As that iconic Christmas song goes, "it's the most wonderful time of the year". It's getting cold outside, the steam is rising off the water with the hit of the first sunlight making it magically glow and, the ducks, the ducks are here, we hope.  For the first time in several years, I am actually looking forward to getting out on the water for a change.  In high school and college and our first few years of marriage I never missed an opening morning - 14 years in a row.  I did have to...

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The Miracle of Dry Bags!

I hate it when my stuff gets wet!  Growing up driving a jeep every day, it was inevitable.  I always kept a rain jacket jammed under my front seat, a trash bag where my books and stuff would go (we didn't have laptops back then), and a towel to wipe the rain off the inside of my windshield that blew in from behind.  It sounds miserable now, but when I was in my teens, it was heaven.  Over the years, the rain jacket has improved with breathable fabrics, taped seams, and waterproof zippers that make it all the more comfortable to...

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Homecoming...

There is something about a homecoming weekend that I love.  Whether high school or college, seeing old friends and telling the same old stories over and over again drinking a cold beverage or two is something that feeds the soul.  It's like reliving the best times of your life, or as we get older, hitting the highlights and greatest hits.  We laugh together and remember the things we shouldn't have done, and still have no regrets, along with with the things we did that deserve an unapologetic "golf clap."  When you are around old friends it's like magic, time flies by, and...

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