Monthly Archives: December 2013

2013 In Review

First of all – – – – – BEST WISHES FOR A HAPPY NEW YEAR TO EVERYONE WHO HAS ENJOYED READING THIS BLOG AS MUCH AS I HAVE HAD WRITING IT! The Stats Helper Monkeys prepared a 2013 annual … Continue reading

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FInal Christmas Thoughts and Wishes

Amid the craziness that surrounds the holidays, I’ve decided to publish another post for your enjoyment. I determined that it was a better option to write a post than it was to wrap gifts, help with baking, or going out … Continue reading

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Remembering The Sights, Sounds and Smells of the Christmas of My Youth

There are so many memories that come rushing back to me at this time of year. Each one of my senses trigger a recollection of Christmastime. I consider these a few of MY favorite things: * The aroma that emanates … Continue reading

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When Christmas Meant Traditions and Family

My mother was Croatian, my father was Slovak. As a result, I was immersed in two different Eastern European cultures, each with their own set of traditions. It seems that these traditions came to the forefront during the holiday season. … Continue reading

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A Little Duquesne Hunky’s Christmas Toyland

OK. I know I haven’t written for awhile, but things have been a little crazy on my end. Getting ready for the holidays has been a bit chaotic this year, and with a grandson who turned two in July, the … Continue reading

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