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The Twist from a Twisted Sister!

I really wasn't expecting this....

Carol Tenwalde

I really wasn't expecting this....

Being bored out of my mind I chose a different walking route.... Here in Arizona we joke that each housing development's color scheme is 50 shades of taupe. So I was very surprised to see this territorial style house all tricked out in Haint Blue. This color has a long and interesting history. But first the back story.This all started as a child with my favorite blue dress. When I would wear it to my maternal grandmother's house she woulds mutter "That Haint Blue dress again!" and she would make a face. I was never sure whether she was saying Haint...

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Let's take a trip! I'll drive!!!

Carol Tenwalde

Let's take a trip! I'll drive!!!

I don't know about you but the walls are starting to close in.... Arizona is just starting to ease some of the restrictions but we are not anywhere close to being back to normal. Last weekend, I was really antsy so I suggested we go for a drive. Well, it turns out all of the parks, lakes and rivers are closed so I decided to bring them to you. Antelope Canyon, Arizona Na Pali Coast, Hawaii Smoky Mountains, Tennessee Angel Oak, South Carolina If you would like to see all 15 of the Most Beautiful Places in the United States please...

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I am definitely loosing it!!!!

Carol Tenwalde

I am definitely loosing it!!!!

One of the things you would never say about me.... Carol Ann is a quiet person... The other day I was on a Zoom meeting and I swear when I started to express myself I sounded like an English is my second language person. First it was dealing with the Pandemic Pounds and now I can't speak. I don't dare ask, "What Next?"So with this in mind, I am going to provide you with a visual tour of some of the Wackiest Buildings in the World. Shhh! No Talking! Casa Batlló, Barcelona, Spain Krzywy Domek, Sopot, Poland Kansas City Public Library,...

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I know this sounds naive on my part but.....

Carol Tenwalde

I know this sounds naive on my part but.....

Maybe it's the times we are living in but.... I kind of feel like all the really important information about the past has already been discovered. So I was surprised that by this little factotum discovered in 2017.  Most civilizations throughout history, including modern civilizations, have militaries made predominantly if not entirely of men. Older civilizations especially didn’t allow women to participate in military endeavors as they were typically tending to the household. The Vikings are well known for their prowess in battle and it had been presumed that Viking warriors were all men. A 10th century Viking tomb was discovered...

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How can something so good have such a lousy title?

Carol Tenwalde

How can something so good have such a lousy title?

In this time when we are all trying to be good stewards.... and human beings I saw this article that brought back some wonderful memories that I wanted to share. First a little background, my Dad had an enormous sweet tooth. So much so that his mother, my grandmother who babysat us, on Fridays would bake up a storm. The storm included at least one triple layer cake, 3 - 4 pies and cookies. (Needless to say this is how I learned to bake.) The pies were my favorite. My grandmother couldn't drive and we lived out in the country and...

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