“Tobacco’s but an Indian weed,” wrote 18th century songwriter Thomas D'Urfey in 1719 as the use of tobacco ignited across the British Isles.In truth, the Native Americans used tobacco sparingly as a sacred medicine plant, but the Europeans lit up frequently and quickly made smoking a daily habit.
Dec. 13, 2011 — My, oh my, how time flies when I finally start thinking about Christmas in earnest.
It’s a wonderful time of year, I know, but by the time you read this that festive celebration will only be 12 days away.
Twelve days until Christmas? Where does the time go?
Dec. 13, 2011 — As I scurried around my house last night gathering things for my trip I realized at 40 years old I have never traveled alone.
That’s when it donned on me this is Teresa’s Big Adventure.
I have certainly taken trips in my lifetime. I went to Mexico following my high school graduation with a group of graduates.
Susanville and Lassen County enjoy a justly earned reputation for giving to the less fortunate among us — not just during the holiday season — but throughout the year.
Personally, I can’t walk by a Salvation Army bell ringer and a Red Kettle without donating a dollar or two. I just can’t.
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