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2014 

Current mortgage loan limits are to stay in place   Mel Watt, the new director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) has announced changes from the previous plans of his predecessors. Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will keep the current mortgage loan limits in place rather than make the limits...
05/14/2014
Do you collect antique toys? An auction on June 7th    Frederick, Maryland will be the location of a major antique toy auction on Saturday, June 7, 2014. Thesale conducted by Mosby & Co., at the firm’s gallery located at 5714-A Industry Lane in Frederick, Maryland. The auction will start at 10 a....
05/14/2014
Gaithersburg Meals on Wheels needs Volunteer Drivers   Volunteer drives are needed to assist with the deliveries of meals by Gaithersburg Meals on Wheels. If you can spare a little time at mid-day on a regular basis, you will find this to be very rewarding work. You will meet some very nice peopl...
05/13/2014
Are you still looking at the family photos after Mother’s Day?   I am still be surprised by the photographs of my mother that still exist after so many years. My sister, Lynne, posted this photograph of our mother, Madge Roberts Kelley, at age 4, in 1918. My mother lived in Portsmouth, Virginia, ...
05/13/2014
Best Bett Dahlias for your home garden   Dahlias tend to grow very well in Montgomery County, Maryland.  You have to be careful with your plant selection because many dahlias grow tall and need to be staked. One of my favorites that does not need to be staked is the Best Bett dahlia that is also ...
05/13/2014
Book Recommendation:  The Walnut Tree by Charles Todd   I just finished reading The Walnut Tree (2012) by Charles Todd. This is a holiday tale by the New York Times bestselling author of the Inspector Ian Rutledge mysteries and the Bess Crawford mysteries. A mother and son writing team, they live...
05/12/2014
Petunias are blooming in Kentlands   You do not always need unusual flowers to add color to your planters and your gardens. A few petunias might do the job for you and they are available in a variety of colors. I like the petunias because the colors make wonderful photographs. Be sure to have you...
05/12/2014
Concert on the Lawn in Kentlands, Saturday, May 17th   The first Summer Concert on the Lawn in Kentlands was originally scheduled for this past Saturday, May 10, 2014. Due to the severe thunder storm predictions, the concert was rescheduled for Saturday, May 17th. The local reggae group I&I Riddi...
05/12/2014
 Can you identify the old cars in the family pictures?   Over the Mother’s Day weekend, I enjoyed taking a look at some of the old family photographs. This is a photograph of my mother posing next to my father's car. This would probably have been in the 1930's some time before they were married i...
05/12/2014
What I Learned This Week at ActiveRain -May 4 to May 10, 2014 Every blog that you read or write is a learning experience. I always like to check this weekly blog that is written by Kathy Streib. Please go to the original blog if you wish to leave comments on this featured post. What I Learned Thi...
05/11/2014
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