November 24, 2014

Thanksgiving – What a Blast!

Celebrating Thanksgiving while growing up was usually a small, traditional affair with just our immediate family. My Mom created the entire spread herself from the giant roasted turkey, stuffing, homemade cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes, gravy, corn and freshly baked rolls to the much loved pumpkin pie buried beneath dollops of whipping cream. The dining room table with dressed with real linens (including the[...]
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November 17, 2014

Wadjet and the Discovery of King Tut’s Treasures

The uncovering of King Tut’s tomb was one of the top archeological discoveries of the 20th century. If it hadn’t been for Lord Carnarvon and Howard Carter, we might not be acquainted with the boy king and his famous tomb unearthed in the Valley of the Kings some 92 years ago. Interestingly enough, the road to the tomb’s discovery was started by someone without any background in archeology at all! Lord[...]
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November 10, 2014

Conquián – Rummy with a Spanish Twist

Conquián (pronounced con-kee-án) is touted as the forefather of the game of Rummy. There is some debate about its beginnings; whether it originated in Spain or Mexico, but many can agree that its name comes from the Spanish, ¿Con quién?, meaning With whom? It’s also referred to as Cooncan or Coon Coon. Whatever you decide to call it, this card game is easy to learn and lots of fun! This two player[...]
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November 3, 2014

You’re Invited to a Million Dollar
Scavenger Hunt at My$tery Man$ion

B. Emmet Redstone is a tad eccentric. He’s a multi-millionaire with so much cash that he doesn’t know how to spend it all! He has hidden a stash of cash in his mansion and you’ve been invited to a scavenger hunt to find it. The winner will be hauling home a prize of a million bucks! (It’s petty cash to Emmet, but a big deal to the rest of us!!!) To win the dough at MYSTERY MANSION, be the first[...]
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