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Memorial Day- A Brief History...

Many people do not know the difference between Memorial Day or Veterans Day.    Memorial Day has been set aside as a day of remembrance for those who have died while serving in the military.  Veterans Day is to honor ALL of those who serve in our armed forces.    Memorials Day's origins date back to the mid 19th century when soldiers graves were decorated with flowers and/or flags.  This custom became widespread around the time of the American Civil War.  It was in 1882 that the name 'Memorial Day' was first used.    The holiday was not established as a Federal Holiday until 1967, at which the date was set for May 30th.  Congress passed the 'Uniform Monday Holiday...

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Gift-giving by us, and with us....

We, like most of you, are busy and always trying t find time to plan for giving the best gifts.  Sometimes we just NAIL it, and other times, it seems like we don't have enough time to get the perfect present. WE hope we've been ale to help you this year... We've tried to make the gift selection, and giving experience more fun!    The collections shown here check off a variety of functions, fun moments, and maybe even will help start a new tradition (french press on Christmas morning anyone?)   Shop until your list is complete, give till they have what they need, and enjoy your season.. Take a look around the site, pop on in if you can, and...

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Upstate in Movember

Many people wonder what MOVEMBER is all about, and rightfully so as it is a relatively newer cause.  The mission however is clear:   Change the face of men’s health There are a few versions of exactly what year and where in Australia the origins truly are.  Regardless, we can thank our mates from the land down under for kick starting the awareness and movement to help with rarely talked about men’s health issues.    In 2003, two ‘Mo Bros’ Travis Garone and Luke Slattery founded the ‘Movember Foundation’    That year they managed to get 30 ‘Mo Bros’ to grow a Stache and help raise awareness.    Fast forward to 2017, there are over 5 Million members of the foundation and they have...

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