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A Hundred Reasons to Cry or Smile by Betty Mason Arthurs

  I love to stare at this photo of my grandson, Preston, and the family dog, Ella, who sleeps with him each night. Like most dogs, she’s a goofy friend whose energetic play brings smiles and laughter to all of … Continue reading

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Love Letter Begs for Date

Love Letter Begs for Date by Betty Mason Arthurs   Long before the internet and online dating sites, young ladies communicated with potential “matches” by letter, hand-written or typed on ancient typewriters. Like most senior folk, I miss those days … Continue reading

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Children and Politics

(This post first appeared on the Christian Children’s Authors blog in Nov. 2016. I thought it might be a good reminder for this Inauguration Day.) First, let me be clear, I hate political rants. This post is not one of … Continue reading

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Diamond Ring and Christmas by Betty Mason Arthurs

Diamond Ring and Christmas by Betty Mason Arthurs Christmas time brings both happy and painful memories. Today, I share one of a father’s love and his gift. A father kept a memorable gift tucked away in the top drawer of … Continue reading

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How to Play “Jingle Bells”

Originally posted on ARHtistic License:
Hello, friends. I’m working on an article for ARHtistic License for January 12 on how wonderful the recorder is, and I came across this video while doing my research. I recognize it’s critical to get…

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Family Singing at Christmas by Betty Mason Arthurs

  Family Singing at Christmas by Betty Mason Arthurs Memories of my family and our love of music and singing together, now that my parents and one brother are gone, help to overcome my sorrow of missing them at Christmastime … Continue reading

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Texas Turkey Casserole: Left-over Turkey Baked with Tortillias by Betty Mason Arthurs

Texas Turkey Casserole by Betty Mason Arthurs Do you need to use up left-over Thanksgiving turkey? Here’s a recipe with a Southwestern flavor using corn tortillas, one of our family’s favorites. Texas Turkey Casserole  (Can be baked in oven or … Continue reading

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