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Fun with fortune cookies

Fortune cookies can be fun, depending on how you read them. Some people add words to the end (well, this is a family blog for a family newspaper). Others take the lucky numbers and play them in a lottery. Then there are those Chinese translations you practice right...

The influence of Elmo

La la la la! La la la la! Elmo’s World! OK moms and dads. How many of you hear this song at least once a day when “Sesame Street” is on TV? Or for those of you whose children have outgrown that little red monster who speaks in the third person, does...

He said ‘S,’ and knew it

My little boy said “S,” and he knew what he was talking about. The kiddos and I had a delicious dinner at Hoss’s Steak & Sea House on Tuesday evening. The restaurant decor features antique items hanging on the walls, as well as area photos of...

The year of reorganization

We’re now four days into 2012, and there seems to be no signs of slowing down. Then again, as we age, doesn’t it seem like time passes so much faster? My kids and I rang in the new year once again at a close friend’s house in Berks County. We ate,...