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Sweet treats for family and friends to enjoy

December 8, 2013
By Patty Christopher , Parkersburg News and Sentinel

Are you enjoying this special season? It's time to make the candy and cookies, finalize the menu for Christmas dinner, mail the cards you are sending, finish up any gift shopping, and enjoy the music and magic of this time of year. Most of us have to keep our credit cards in ice in the freezer to keep from "impulsive buying". It is so tempting. We see things that we think our family would like and give in to the temptation of indulgence. This is especially true when it comes to grandchildren. We want to give them everything we could not give their parents years ago. The season isn't about getting gifts but it is difficult to teach our young ones that when they see their friends get those expensive high tech items and the TV commercials make those items look like a "needed" thing to have.It was simpler when I was a child, but we don't live in a simple world anymore. Of course, there was a war going on then, and unlike today, everyone worked on the war effort. Money went for necessaries and EVERYONE worked at something.



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