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electric123 June 30, 2014 at 06:45 pm
Be thoughtful to your pet with plenty of water and don't leave your pet in a your car while you runRead More into any stores without proper ventilation, other people will be watching and calling 911 if pets are in cars during summertime!
Octo Slash July 1, 2014 at 08:29 am
Make sure your dog's bowl stays full of fresh, cold beer.
Brent Seeger July 1, 2014 at 08:35 am
Oh so you are an animal abuser eh Octo Slush? Thats just sick. Dogs should not be given alcohol.
What traditions do you take part in on Memorial Day? Credit: Patch File
Rosebud May 26, 2014 at 09:10 am
A day to remember those who gave the ultimate sacrifice. I always attend the Arbutus Memorial DayRead More ceremony of American Legions 27 Original Flags. It is the very least I can do to show my respect and deep appreciation for all those brave men & women who gave their very lives for my freedoms and the freedom of so many all over the world. Their deaths meant that I can practice my religion, speak without fear, honor my country how I want, vote in a democratic republic, bear arms, and so on and so on.... Thank God for all the men & women who gave their lives for this country and for me. Amen
katherinesaba May 26, 2014 at 10:16 am
Honor all those who served our country! Show remembrance and respect for them an our country.Read More Display the American Flag!!!!!
PH May 26, 2014 at 10:57 am
I proudly fly my American flag and I treat it with respect when handling it. It represents freedomRead More and the sacrifice of American blood in order to keep that freedom. I now live in a new home where there is a condo association with all kinds of inane 'rules'. I dare one of these condo nazis to order me to take down my flag.
Dacula Memorial Day parade
Sue Burwell May 25, 2014 at 10:57 am
How sad this is that it is called Loganville=Grayson patch and the ride for America (ride) is notRead More even mentioned on the site. I am so proud to be a part of Ride For America as our money all goes toward children of fallen soldiers since 9-11. Thank you for thinking of our town. Loganville
Missing Mom and Dad on Mother’s Day and Father’s Day is natural. Credit: Patch user contributed
Octo Slash May 4, 2014 at 09:36 am
I have to agree. As well-intentioned as this is, these 'tips' for the grieving are basicallyRead More telling people who've lost a parent to pretend their parent is still alive. And that's anything but healthy.
Fatkat May 4, 2014 at 11:58 am
My parents are still alive, but I don't really care. I don't like them, and won't remember or honorRead More them whether they are living or deceased.
2Hazelgreen May 4, 2014 at 06:20 pm
It is astounding to me that some people live in such denial of their feelings---Thank-you forRead More writing this article and bringing up this subject--which affects many of us who will be thinking of and missing our late parents on Mother's Day and Father's Day...It is EXTREMELY HEALTHY to acknowledge our emotions-ALL of them; not just the "Happy" ones, and I THANK-YOU for addressing it. Number 1--Everyone has a unique relationship with their parents and the loss of a parent is dealt with according to each individual. Number 2.- The person who said something about "2 years" is completely ignorant about how grief works. There is NO time limit or RIGHT WAY/WRONG WAY to experience grief---and to state this, is stern, unfeeling and totally lacking compassion. Life is NOT black or white--nor is death. No.3- Altho I dont agree with many of the authors "suggestions" for dealing with these holidays, I totally appreciate the acknowledgement of it being a day that mostly triggers peoples deep feelings about the fact that their parents aren't alive anymore. For me, it was so very important to have NOTHING left unsaid; no loose-ends to deal with after when each of my parents died. I wish to all, loving holidays and the gift of freedom to have the freedom to "feel what you feel"-we don't die from it--on the contrary, we die from DENIAL of whats truly there.
Youtube screen shot of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir.
Leslie Ackerman April 20, 2014 at 08:26 am
Absoutely!... Mahler's Resurrection Symphony (No 2): a deep. spiritual journeythat ends in trueRead More heaven... and composed by a Jew (this is my take as one, sorry)
jMichael April 20, 2014 at 08:59 am
Good one, Leslie. No one should let this day pass without sounding this symphony throughout hisRead More home. It is my understanding, however, that "The Resurrection" compassed by Mahler is not that of Jesus of Nazareth, but rather of us... The vision of our resurrection to the afterlife. It is not an affirmation of Christianity but of a sacred Humanity. If I am wrong about this please correct me. Regards, jMichael
jMichael April 20, 2014 at 10:26 am
Good one, Leslie. No one should let this day pass without resolving to know this symphony. It is myRead More understanding that "The Resurrection" compassed by Mahler is not that of Jesus of Nazareth, but rather of us... A vision of our resurrection to an afterlife. It is the affirmation of a resilient and sacred Humanity. Please feel free to correct me if I am wrong about this. Regards, jMichael
Todd Richissin April 19, 2014 at 09:59 am
I agree, Barbara. A wedding is for celebrating, and from the reaction of the newlyweds andRead More congregation, this looks like a good start to any marriage.
Lewis Tagliaferre April 20, 2014 at 11:46 am
It must all be god's will or it would be different..his singing and the reactions to it...ergoRead More theofatalism...google for details
Tom Higgins April 20, 2014 at 06:37 pm
I think it's most appropriate. The church house is not a graveyard.
Passover features six symbolic foods. (Patch File Photo)
valerie.breslow April 14, 2014 at 11:55 am
1 Like + 1 Unlike b/c Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas don't "require" clergy either
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Becca April 6, 2014 at 02:54 pm
Seriously? You're suggesting beers & liquors for a religious holiday? WWJD? I'm not opposed toRead More drinking, but seems a bit much & sort of disheartening that alcohol seems to just have to be incorporated into every aspect of our lives these days. Sort of pitiful really.
Have a happy St. Paddy’s Day! Credit: Patch file
Casey S. March 16, 2014 at 10:53 pm
I must correct your Postscript. You almost got it right; Patty is always wrong. The reason is notRead More quite just that "Paddy is short for Patrick." Patrick is the English version of the name, and we all know the issues between The English and Irish. Patrick in Gaeilge (Irish) is actually Pádraig or Pádraic, and thus one uses D, not T. Beannachtaí na Féile Pádraig oraibh!
David Brown March 17, 2014 at 09:08 am
St. Patrick's Day 1980 was the day my wife and I had our first date. That makes St. Patrick's Day aRead More special day to me.=)
Shelly March 17, 2014 at 09:53 am
Galway just celebrated their 111th Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade. That would have put their firstRead More parade in 1903. Not sure when Ireland's very first St. Patrick's Day parade was held (or where), but it was prior to your claim, "Ireland did not have a parade in St. Patrick’s honor until 1931, in Dublin."
Free hotcakes on Presidents' Day. (Patch file photo.)
DaculaHood February 16, 2014 at 09:54 pm
Boy has the Patch gotten sloppy since the acquisition. Why is this story being pushed in Dacula,Read More GA? There isn't a Bob Evans for hundreds of miles around here. I sure miss Kristi.
Chris Hanenkrat February 17, 2014 at 10:00 am
Same here in Cartersville, the local news is really lacking.
Mount Rushmore National Memorial. Credit: morgeFile
Michael February 15, 2014 at 02:49 pm
The purpose was to combine two separate holidays into one and schedule it on a Monday which wouldRead More accomodate more workers easily. When I was in school we celebrated two different days, February 12th for Lincoln's birthday and February 22nd for Washington's birthday.
gdfo February 15, 2014 at 03:04 pm
yes. We had GW birthday and Lincolns birthday. Back when, in school we focused on each one on theRead More appropriate day in History session. That was all. If anyone had a day off from work, I did not know it. Then, Valentines Day was a Saint/martyrs day of remembrance. It had nothing to do with romantic love. As children we did make gift cards and hand them out in school. That was about it. Now these events have become retailer sale days.
Michael February 15, 2014 at 03:12 pm
Exaclty. It is all about the money now.
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