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High School in the USA – Part 2 – Prom

American Culture 15 June 2012 | 6 Comments

Ahhhh, to be young again…just thinking about what to write about high school puts me back so many years! I feel like a kid again just thinking about the fun times I had in high school. Some of the most memorial times I had were at prom! Prom is a big dance that usually occurs […]

Happy Mother’s Day

American Culture 13 May 2012 | 1 Comment

In United States in Canada Mother’s Day falls on the 2nd Sunday of the month of May.  I actually was born on Mother’s Day many years ago, so it was always a special day for me and mother when I was growing up.  Very rarely my birthday falls on Mother’s Day and then it is […]

Life Growing Up in Texas

American Culture 12 May 2012 | 4 Comments

Many people think that if you live in Texas then you must be able to ride a horse! Well in my case it is true! Although it’s not true for every Texan. Funny though, I do fit most of the stereotypes about Texas. My family owed a ranch when I was growing up. We had […]

Five Random Things About Me!

American Culture 9 May 2012 | 13 Comments

Here are five random things about me that you might never have guessed: 1.  I like to crochet and make teddy bears. – I find it really relaxing to just sit back and do crafts with my hands.  I like to crochet while I’ll watching TV or just having a conversation with someone.  It’s very […]

Easter in Pictures

American Culture,English Fun 18 April 2011 | 0 Comments

Here are some pictures that I wanted to share with you all from past Easters. My daughter took her picture with Mrs. Easter Bunny. A professional picture of 2 of my 3 children for Easter 3 years ago. We dyed Easter eggs and put beautiful butterflies on them. These were the prettiest eggs we’ve ever […]

Easter Traditions

American Culture,English Fun 12 April 2011 | 4 Comments

Easter is very late this year.  This year it is on April 24th.  The stores are filled with chocolate bunnies and eggs, as well as little toys.  So many places have different Easter traditions, so I thought I’d write about my family’s Easter traditions.  During the week or two before Easter, I try to find […]

Daylight Savings Time

American Culture 10 March 2011 | 3 Comments

It’s my favorite time of the year. It’s Daylight Savings Time (DST) when we “Spring forward.” It means we’ll get an extra hour of sunlight every day. This year it will take begin on March 13th. It takes place on the 2nd Sunday of March and begins at 2am. It’s observed in the USA, Canada, […]

6 Great Texan Sayings

American Culture,American Slang 7 March 2011 | 0 Comments

Yeehaw! As many of you know, I was born and raised in Texas. I thought it would be interesting for you to read about some Texan sayings. Some of these can be heard throughout the Southern states of the USA as well. I hope you enjoy reading this as much as I enjoyed writing it! […]

At the Post Office

American Culture,English Vocabulary 4 March 2011 | 0 Comments

It’s easy enough to just ask for a stamp at the post office, “I would like to buy 1 stamp, please.” But, what if you have bigger needs for your post office visit? Here are some things you might say at the post office. Can I have a book (roll) of stamps? In the past […]

My Family’s Christmas Traditions

American Culture 18 December 2010 | 2 Comments

Someone on Twitter asked me to write about my family’s Christmas traditions.  I think some things vary from family to family and from region to region, so I’m going to focus on which traditions we do as a family. Christmas season usually starts right after Thanksgiving is over.  Thanksgiving is the 4th Thursday of November.  […]