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  1. Family Night Tradition of Going on a Bear Hunt!

    Contributed by RL That’s what the children love to hear, we’re going on a Bear hunt.  When family gathers, like they do in July, they always want to participate in a Bear hunt.  No not the one where you get a license and drive for a few hours to the best mountain range to find the bears. They have a...
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  2. The Fast

    Contributed by RL Oh my gosh! My wife suggested we take a short trip, some place remote, out of the way. But honestly I did not know that there are places here in America that has no cell, internet or Wi-Fi service. (https://visitidaho.org/things-to-do/hiking-backpacking/) Have you ever tried to go for ten days without any of our modern conveniences?  No I...
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  3. The Abominable Snowmen

    Contributed by RL It’s a myth you know, https://www.livescience.com/25072-yeti-abominable-snowman.html but when the snow is falling and one has to move that snow alone with a small 4-wheeler and a blade, which does not seem to be making any headway, the world seems like it is a giant white blur, at that time one tends to get feelings.  Just that uncomfortable...
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  4. 96 Years for the National Christmas Tree

    Contributed by RL The National Christmas Tree, 12/14/1978 | by The U.S. National Archives Starting a tradition and keeping it going takes a lot of effort. Each family, no matter which one you talk with, whether planned or just something that they like to do when they get together, has a tradition. Some are funny little things that bring a...
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  5. It's beginning to feel like Christmas

    Contributed by RL Once Thanksgiving is over, when I was a youth, stores would open their doors ready for the Christmas rush. (Can you remember the first day this year you saw Christmas decorations and displays being put up at a local store?) Rooms and basements that had been closed were now open for us, the kids, to explore, dream...
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  6. Winter Solstice

    Contributed by RL I know that we still have a few weeks until the winter solstice but with the weather turning cold and snow in the forecast I thought we could talk about winter. Winter brings to mind icycles hanging off roofs, horse-drawn wagons heading into the fields bearing hay to feed the livestock, the scraping of ice off car...
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  7. Family Gathering

    Contributed by RL Its that time of year when our families gather together from far and near. The weather is just about right, crisp in the mornings and cool in the afternoons. The Aspen trees have changed colors and have mostly lost their leaves in our area and the smell of pine trees is clear in the air with folks...
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  8. Folklore the things of Legends

    contributed by RL The Story of the Bear Lake Monster-You Tube We have all heard them, the folklore's that inspire us, or scare us, while we sit around the campfire roasting our marshmallows to the warmth of glowing embers as darkness falls upon our campsite. Maybe they have been told to you during a sleep over or while visiting relatives...
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  9. Wisp of Memory; Bicycle Race!

    Contributed by RL Remember that day you got your first real bicycle? It was new, shiny, and it felt like we floated on air when we road, after we figured out how to stay up on those two wheels. This represented a freedom from our yard and block; in minutes we could explore the vast world beyond! As we expanded...
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  10. Keeping the Good Food Coming While Camping

    Photo by Daiga Ellaby on Unsplash Camping is by far one of the most popular past time in America as more than 40 million people are reported to camp at least once a year. Any ardent camper will tell you that, apart from a great camping spot and good company, the food you make is one of the most important contributors...
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