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Join the Game…. Find the Misspellings and Solve the Riddle

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There are seven misspelled words, see if you can spot them and then solve the riddle.

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     Every Sunday we are “blessed” with coupons in our knewspapers. With a little time, effort, patience and werk, you can be on your wall to stock piling your cabinets, fridge and freezer with food and household items you use daily.

Yes, at first you’ll experience “anxiety” when you attempt your first few shopping excursions using coupons, it will feel like you are jumping out of a plane without a parachute. This feeling will soon vanish into jubilee, as you wrack up the savings and your “pot with gold” aka dollars you saved using coupons.

Below is a simple tutorial on how two coupon without using Leprechaun Trickery!

1. Buy double the amount of newspapers then family members ( example 2 family members = 4 papers).

2. Always buy newspapers in toos for Buy One Get One Deals.

3. Comprise a master shopping list of items you use weekly or monthly (can be done on Excel).

4. Visit  and

These sites do the leg work for you, by telling you what the best deals are, what stores they are and what coupons to print or cult for the deal. it even shows you how to get “FREE” groceries and household items weekly.

Yes Free, No Trickery here!

RIDDLE: What does a child, baker and coupon user have in common?

Have a Blessed Coupon Day!

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Moo Sisters a Chuckle for You!

“Moo Sisters”

Copyrighted © 2014 by Wendy DePalo


 Several dairy cows grazed on three acres of luscious green grass on the Miller’s Amish farm in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Maize and Gracie, better known as the “Moo Sisters” enjoyed munching on the yummy grass until their hearts were content and their stomachs were full. The cow pasture was secured by barbed-wire and wood fencing. Each night, Shep, the family’s Border collie was responsible for corralling the cows into the barn to sleep.

The “Moo Sisters”, had solid black bodies with white faces and very distinct personalities. Maize, the larger of the two behaved as bossy ringleader of the group, while Gracie was smaller and dainty. The bovine sisters loved to get into mischief. They enjoyed escaping the fenced pasture to check out the grass they imagined was greener on the other side. Trouble followed the “Moo Sisters” everywhere they went.

One day, after baking a blueberry pie for dessert, Rachael Miller placed the pie on the kitchen windowsill to cool while she tended to the children. Shocked and dismayed, she returned to notice half the pie missing. Looking out the window she spied the “Moo Sisters” grazing on the grass a few feet away. Grabbing a broom, Rachael started to shoo the cows back into the fenced pasture. Her frustration dissolved into laughter when she spotted the blueberry sauce covering Maize’s white face. Then she yelled for Daniel, the family’s farm hand, to fix the fence so the pie-sampling sisters could not escape again!

Back inside, Rachael set about making another blueberry pie for dessert. This time, she covered the pie so intruders could not eat it! An hour later a new pie was cooling on the window sill and the naughty “Moo Sisters” were locked away in the barn for time out.

As Daniel hurried to gather the supplies needed to secure the fence, he prayed secretly that his repairs would prevent the “Moo Sisters” from causing any more mischief. Once his thorough inspection of all the fence boards found none loose or broken, he added a new security latch to the gate. Finally he asked Grandpa Eli to double check his work and make sure the fence was repaired properly. Once both men were satisfied with the job, Daniel put away his tools and went up to the main house to tell Rachael the problem was solved—or so they thought.

A week later, as the family returned home from the bi-monthly church service, they were stunned to see Gracie’s head stuck through the back screen door. A bag of potato chips dangled from her mouth. As they watched the cow attempt to free itself, three-year-old twins, Jeremiah and Rose, laughed hysterically.

With tears rolling down her cheeks, Grandma Esther chided, “That will teach you to stay in the fenced pasture!” She continued, “What are we going to do with the Moo Sisters? They are worse than the children!”

Still laughing, everyone exited the horse drawn buggy for a closer look. While Rachael put the family’s transportation back in the barn, Daniel and Grandpa Eli headed over to free Maize from the screen door.

Everyone roared with laughter as they watched the two men struggle with the task.

Hearing this, Rachel grabbed a couple of lead ropes from the barn and headed toward the house. Quietly, she sneaked up behind the cow to lasso Gracie’s head.  Meanwhile, ringleader Maize was not at all fazed by the commotion. She simply grazed on the leaves of the nearby apple tree, probably hoping she wouldn’t be caught with an apple in her mouth.

Out of the corner of her eye, Grandma Esther spied the naughty cow and sent Rachael to get her. On tiptoes, Rachael snuck up behind Maize to lasso the cow’s head.

“Gotcha” Rachael shouted! Grandma Esther wagged her finger by the naughty cow’s face.

“Apparently the cows are telling us it is time to fertilize the grass,” the women joked, remembering the Amish proverb, “If the grass looks greener on the other side, fertilize.”

The twins replied, “The cows want a greener pasture to munch on.”

With the Moo Sisters securely back in the fenced enclosure, the men made another inspection of the latch and fence. Finding no holes or loose boards, the two stood scratching their heads. “How are they getting out?  Horses jump fences, not cows,” said Daniel

After grabbing some screen and tools from the workshop, Daniel went about fixing the screen door before the pesky bugs invaded the house. As Grandpa Eli admired the repair work, he said, “It is our good fortune you agreed to come live with us and help out on the farm. We are very blessed and thankful to have you here!”

A few days later, while the twins played by the cow pasture, they saw the Moo Sisters trying to leave the fenced enclosure again. Jeremiah shouted as he raced to the barn and grabbed Daniel’s arm to pull him toward the pasture. Confused, Daniel stood watching the Moo Sisters to see how they were escaping.

Moments later, little Rose pointed toward the gate and shouted “nose open!” Daniel’s eyes followed Rose’s finger, pointed toward the latch, just in time to see Gracie attempting to unlatch the gate with her nose so they could escape once again.

It took the eyes of the children to show the adults how the Moo Sisters were escaping. Daniel remedied the situation with another latch on the outside of the gate, out of the reach of Gracie’s nose. Only time would tell if the mischievous days of the Moo Sisters were gone forever!

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“I am participating in the Writing Contest: How Writing Has Positively Influenced My Life. This contest is hosted by Positive Writer.”

“I am participating in the Writing Contest: How Writing Has Positively Influenced My Life.  This contest is hosted by Positive Writer.” Blogging for me is an outlet to embrace my three favorite things…. Educate/teach, Inspire and Communicate with others. Through my blogs I teach and educate people on how to cut their grocery bill in half using coupons.

I also teach my readers about the Amish Lifestyle and how to learn the Deitsch (Amish language). My personal writer/author blog site offers my readers a place to share thoughts on an array of different topics. My blogs serve as a forum to inspire and communicate with my readers, in a pleasant yet powerful way.  I have received many comments, private messages and thanks for sharing my blogs with my readers. Several readers have revealed to me that their lives changed or improved after reading my blogs, especially my coupon blogs. One single mom wrote: she had no food in her home and only $100 for the month. I taught her how to buy her family’s groceries using coupons, so she’d have food for the whole month and some left over for future use for less than $100. She was so grateful and blessed for my help, which resulted in her family having 6 weeks worth of groceries, health care supplies, toiletries and other needed items for a total of $85. As my blogs educate and inspire my readers, it secretly fills a void in my live as well. Due to medical and financial issues my family experienced, I needed away to express my feelings, while bettering our family situation, blogging afforded me the outlet to do both successfully. It is amazing, but true one comment or sentence in or on a blog site can encourage a person and have even saved lives of a person in a distraught situation. I know in my personal life, this has happened. What a blessing and honor it is to be in a position to make the difference in a stranger’s life through my words; this is a very powerful blessing. I’m truly blessed to be a blogger and blogging is helping me to become a Free Lance Writer.

Meet World War ll Navy Veteran Howard Raymond Green

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Howard Raymond Green age 90

Air Force Memorial and Arlington National Cemetery

Branch: Navy Infantry

Rank: Quarter Master 1

Served on Weeden 797 

From 1943- 1946

About: Today at 90 years old, Mr. Green lives alone in Florida, he golfs 2x  week, drives up to 2 hours away from home, shops, goes to church and church events and attends Friday VFW Post events. 

After leaving the military he drove a bakery truck, before starting a career working for a greeting company.

Mr. Green grew up in Rochester, New York and was stationed at the Staten Island Navy Yard.

Married in 1945 and remained married until his wife passed away in 2013, after 67 years of marriage.

Mr. and Mrs. Green have 4 children and many grandchildren.

World War ll Vets take a trip….

On September 13th, 2014 I was blessed to be part of a local event that honor WWll vets, while raising 30k dollars to fly 80 WWll vets and their guardians to Virgina and Washington DC. Friends of Fishhawk (a local non-profit organization in Florida) raised the 30k dollars needed to fund this trip in one night. Due to weather issues the October flight had to be delayed until April 21st, 2015. Honor Flight provides the vets this special honor during the 20 hour trip.  Continue reading