Books for Dads

Last minute gift needed for a special dad? Here's a great list of great books for dads. There's something for everyone in this mysterious, thoughtful, entertaining and enlightening menu of fabulous reads for the best of men - dads. THE BUTLER'S GUIDE This book is authored by Stanley Ager and Fiona St. Aubyn, with a Foreward written by Alastair Bruce. Mr. Bruce helped make the PBS Masterpiece production of Downton Abbey, of which I am a raving fan. If you are also a fan of this well-bred family and the on-screen lifestyle of

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Men Love a Good Hot Shave at Finley’s

MEN LOVE A GOOD HOT SHAVE AT FINLEY'S BARBER SHOP A trip to Finley's Barber Shop for a good hot shave will make your man smile smoothly from ear to ear! Be sure you make an appointment; otherwise, you may have to wait a while. Easy peasy online booking can be accomplished here. While the ladies in my family shopped on 2nd Street, the men spent a little time getting (more) handsome at Finley's Barber Shop on 3rd, next to Royal Blue Grocery. My poor guys looked a little nervous in this photo. Two had never had a good hot

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Gifts for Adventurous and Outdoorsy Guys

Calling all adventurous and outdoorsy guys - I'm confident that once you read the following list of gifts, you'll find something that really floats your boat.  So, the next time someone asks what you want for your birthday - for Father's Day - for Christmas, you'll know exactly how to answer. ROCK CLIMBING COURSE Ramp up your favorite guy's rock climbing experience with an outdoor course taught by a pro at Rock About Climbing Adventures. Here in the Austin area, he can choose to learn at Enchanted Rock, Reimers Ranch or the

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#21 – Ecclesiastes 12:13 – Now All Has Been Heard

Dear Grandparent:  This is #21 in a series of 66 Bible Faith-building Bible Verses to Memorize With Your Grandchildren. The thread that weaves itself through these verses, one from each book of the Bible, is designed to create a heart of strong faith in you and your grandchild as you commit them to memory together.  May God add his blessing to every word.  THE VERSE Ecclesiastes 12:13 Now, all has been heard; here is the conclusion of the matter: Fear God and keep his commandments, for this is the whole duty of man.  THE

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A Visit to the LBJ Ranch

On a recent anniversary weekend trip over to Johnson City, Texas, we toured the LBJ Ranch. If you haven't been there, you'll love the scenic drive from Austin and the step back in time once you arrive. It was in this historic place that Lyndon Baines Johnson was born, is buried and lived a totally Texas-style Presidential lifestyle in between. First - Coffee! Every serious road tripper knows that every serious road trip begins with a delicious latte, right?  Fortunately, there's a coffee shop in Johnson City where you can

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