Greatest Mothers Day Gift?

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The first Mothers Day Gift I can remember giving my Mom was a narrow navy blue belt with a long narrow gold buckle. I was a seven-year-old Bronx kid, and such as times were, I was allowed to walk down to the end of the block past the four buildings (955, 923, 911 and 901 Walton Avenue) that sprawled between my building and Murray and Murray’s candy store. Next to it was a drug store owned by a man named Bernie, where I thought eating a cream cheese and lettuce sandwich along with an egg cream at the counter made me as close to a grown-up as a kid could get.

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May Day Baskets

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May 1st is a holiday that children celebrate here in the Midwest with the sweetest custom: they make home-made baskets, fill them with flowers and candy and deliver the baskets to neighbors. The gift is anonymous. It’s also the only time a child has parental permission to ring a doorbell and then run like the wind.

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A Tisket, a Tasket—What to Put in an Easter Basket

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Years of tradition have long dictated that Easter baskets be filled with loads of sugary sweet treats and tantalizing goodies. While chocolate bunnies, jelly beans and marshmallow Peeps are all timeless Easter traditions, nothing says parents can’t get creative with gift giving fun. Try a few of the following ideas to mix it up a bit this Easter:

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The History of April Fools' Day

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The actual origins of April Fools’ Day are foggy at best. Most accept the idea that April Fools’ Day came out of the switch to the Gregorian calendar in the 16th century. Literary buffs however, will sometimes argue that Chaucer made mention of April Fools’ Day in his famous “Canterbury Tales,” which was written more than a century earlier. Still another explanation about the origins of April Fools’ Day emerged in 1989 from a history professor by the name of Joseph Boskin. This explanation was later revealed to be an April Fools’ joke in and of itself.

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