Category Archives: Protocol and Etiquette

Healthy, happy puppy: Our story of using a great Dog Breeder


Last year, we lost our beloved 11 year old female Bernese Mountain Dog to cancer. She passed away in September of 2012; and we were devastated. She was our best friend, companion and I could go on and on but … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Focus


This photo is from last night’s family wedding; my niece was married in California. The photo was taken with her cousin, Joey. Rebecca is looking at Joey’s phone and they doing FaceTime with Joey’s twin sister in Louisiana. I love … Continue reading

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Why are Chinese weddings different from American Weddings


Top ten reasons why Chinese weddings are different from American Weddings   You don’t actually see the wedding – that happened early in the morning with only a loose invitation to attend. Mahjong takes the place of drinks and appetizers … Continue reading

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5 Top Productivity busters


Most of us have lots of room to improve on our productivity at work; and avoid wasting time. So here are the top five productivity busters: Lost Information – you need a structured system for all of your computer and … Continue reading

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Red Doors


Inspiration for our blogs can come when you least expect it; today our good friends finished their remodel project on their home in Southern California.  They included a brand new front door and painted it RED. When I made the … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge for June 8


In honor of my mother-in-law’s memorial this Saturday – here is a photograph of us from 1979 at Disneyland. We are standing at Christmas Tree point on Main Street USA, I am a Cast Member wearing a navy trench coat … Continue reading

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A Word a Week Challenge – FACE


My children were a product of the 1980’s and grew up watching and loving Ghostbusters. The original movie that came out in 1984; with Bill Murray, Dan Aykoyd, Sigourney Weaver, Annie Potts & Harold Ramis.  We took them to the … Continue reading

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Quote of the day –


Clothes and manners do not make the man; but, when he is made, they greatly improve his appearance.  -Henry Ward Beecher

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Daily Prompt – Show and Tell


  You’ve been asked to do a five-minute presentation to a group of young schoolchildren on the topic of your choice. Describe your presentation.  Manners – Today’s presentation is on good manners, common courtesies and things all children must know … Continue reading

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SALLY FIELD – America’s Sweetheart


Sally Field was born in Pasadena, California and she is the original California Girl. I grew up watching her on television as Gidget in 1965  and then the Flying Nun in 1967. I so enjoyed those weekly sit coms and … Continue reading

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