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Archive for the ‘Family’ Category

A Merry Canine Christmas from the Epps and the S.D. Watch Family of Blogs!

Posted by tdepp on December 25, 2008

The S.D. Watch family of blogs and the Epps (and their dogs) wish you a Merry Canine Christmas!

My daughter Sarah brought her three dogs over to our house today and combined with our three.  Mrs./Dr. South Dakota Watch was none too thrilled.  But the dogs and humans all got along fine and no major incidents of the pee kind either.

Photo: Bruno the Boxer (Sarah’s), Thunder the Schnauzer (Todd’s), Matt Epp, Winston the Schnauzer (Todd’s), Luco the Mutt (Sarah’s), Max the Welsh Corgi (Sarah’s), and Toto the Cairn Terrier (Todd’s).

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Tales of Christmas: Happy Birthday, Eva Belle!

Posted by tdepp on December 25, 2008

(The following is another in the series of Tales of Christmas from the South Dakota Watch family of blogs.  Enjoy!)

This Tale of Christmas is a little different as it is also about a birthday–My mother, Eva Belle James Epp, was born on Christmas Eve, well, sometime ago.  My mother is from the generation where women don’t tell their age.

Let’s just say my mom grew up in the Depression with eight other brothers and sisters.  Her dad died when she was only ten.  My Granny James raised a gaggle of kids on the Nebraska prairie near Tilden.  And my mom was a Christmas present.

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