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I don’t know where the expression that I used in my headline came from but from what I found it originated in “England, from around the year 1608, from a play called The Christmas Prince: … Laugh on laugh on my friend. He laugheth best that laugheth to the end.”

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The South Texas heat is already doing me in! Our oldest grandchild (also oldest granddaughter), Tal, decided she wanted a little “shopping time” with her Tyta and some help picking out a bathing suit.

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