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Happy Turkey Day

Posted by Katie L. Carroll on November 23, 2017 in Family, Holidays |

The boys and I drove by a rafter of turkeys (yup, a group of turkeys is called a “rafter”…I looked it up and everything) the other day. We like to open the windows and gobble at them to see if they will gobble back (which they often do!). Since it was so close to Thanksgiving, […]

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November #inkripples Continued: Gratitude Isn’t Just for Thanksgiving

Posted by Katie L. Carroll on November 23, 2015 in Anecdote, Family, Food, Holidays, Ink Ripples |

In this special bonus #inkripples post for the November theme of Remembrance/Thankfulness (see my original post “Where Did My Memories Go?”), I wanted to talk about something I’ve been trying to incorporate into my daily life: focusing on gratitude. Turns out one way to be happier in life is to be grateful (see “Giving thanks […]

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Group Poetry

Posted by Katie L. Carroll on December 14, 2012 in Family, Guest, Holidays, Poetry, Writing |

My family likes to play games on holidays. At Thanksgiving this year, we decided to play a particular favorite poetry game. The first person writes two lines of poetry at the top of the paper, folds down the first line, and passes it on. The second person adds one additional line and folds over the […]

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