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  • Writer's pictureCharlsie Pecoraro

Veterans Day, Boss Partner Updates, Downtown Art, In the Kitchen, & Enjoying this Beautiful Weather!

The history of Veterans Day dates back to World War I in 1918 when an armistice, or temporary cessation of hostilities, between the Allied nations and Germany went into effect on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month. For that reason, November 11, 1918, is generally regarded as the end of “the war to end all wars.”

In November 1919, President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed November 11 as the first commemoration of Armistice Day with the following words: "To us in America, the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country’s service and with gratitude for the victory, both because of the thing from which it has freed us and because of the opportunity it has given America to show her sympathy with peace and justice in the councils of the nations…"

I want to recognize our military men and women who are willing to make the ultimate sacrifice for the security of our country. Thank you for your service to all of us.

William Bond Smith, Jr.

The important men in my life have served in the military, beginning with my dad, William Bond Smith Jr. He signed up for the Marines in WWII and ended up fighting on Iwo Jima. He turned 19 on that war riddled island and was fortunate to return home. He didn't talk about those times with his daughters. Years later, I was lucky enough to spend time with one of his fellow servicemen that knew him very well. After all of those years, "Stewart" recalled that my daddy had the most infectious laugh and the guys in his unit did everything they could to make him chuckle!

My husband joined the Air Force during the Vietnam war and ended up fighting in Southeast Asia. Like my father, once his duty ended he returned to civilian life. The memories of war gave them an appreciation for the freedom we have in this country.

Both my older brother and my son joined the Army. My son is active duty and is stationed at a base in his home state of Louisiana. I hope that he never has to use his fighting skills.

Veterans Day Parade - Mobile Civic Center - 10AM - November 11, 2022

Battleship Memorial Park - 7:00 PM - concert by Mobile Pops


New on YouTube!

Releasing this Sunday on my channel is the perfect soup for our cooler temperatures! Shrimp & Corn Chowder is a hearty meal. Check out this chowder by clicking here or on the image! This one is delicious with French bread and a side salad. Next Sunday we'll be sharing our Black Bean is delicious!

Annalisa J.'s TORTA DI MELE (Apple Pie Italian Style)

Sometimes I watch YouTube to learn "how to" do new things. I am interested in honing my baking skills and found this delicious Apple Pie on Annalisa J's Channel. Go check out her video on how to make this delicious dessert! This was my first attempt and I must admit it is fabulous!

Side note: my Monstera Plant was taking over my dining nook, so it has been relocated to the sunny Eastern facing kitchen window. I hope it likes its new home.


Camille Wilkinson, the Mortgage Magician!

Camille Wilkinson, Mortgage Magician of Mobile

This week I had a fun photo session with Camille Wilkinson. She has the reputation for being the Mortgage Magician of Mobile! She brings decades of mortgage loan experience to the deals that she works on. If you are buying a home or refinancing the one you are in, she is the person to see. Read more about her at

Here is her contact information!

The Camille Wilkinson Team

of Direct Mortgage Loans

Gateway Center West

1201 Montlimar Drive

Suite 300

Mobile, Al

251- 378-9359

The Joint Chiropractic Daphne & West Mobile

Jim & Monica Wesson

Jim and Monica Wesson, managing partners of The Joint Chiropractic, call Mid-City their second home. Their son, Taylor is a practicing chiropractor in Huntsville and inspired them to open the centers in Mobile & Baldwin counties. This Cullman, Alabama couple was excited to embrace the Gulf Coast life and they are making their mark in our community. I spent some time with them recently and they were thrilled with the response to their second location in Daphne. The Joint offers a membership and clients can visit any location in the country. So if you are traveling for the holidays and need an adjustment, just stop in a center near you! Read more at

New patient deal is only $29 for a consult, exam & adjustment. No appointments necessary!

The Joint Chiropractic in West Mobile

7721 Airport Blvd.

Suite E160 (next to The Salad Station)

Mobile, Alabama 36608

The Joint Chiropractic Daphne

6850 Highway 90

Suite A-03

Daphne, Alabama 36525


Art in the City!

Have you checked out the utility boxes in downtown Mobile, Alabama? Wow! Every single one of them is a unique work of art. In the near future, I am going to walk around and take pictures of as many of them as I can find! I spied this one while on a photo shoot with Camille on Tuesday. It is across the street from Greer's Grocery on St. Louis Street. Isn't it great?

Read more about this city beautification project by visiting the Mobile Arts Council website by clicking here. Apply to be an artist at

Remember that LODA Art Walk is this Friday, November 11th in downtown Mobile. The theme is Native American Month and also National Cake Day! The fun begins at 6PM so make plans to attend.


An Opportunity to Give Back!

Boss Partners Jim & Monica Wesson at The Joint Chiropractic, Lisa Harkey at AlaCoast Insurance Agency and Richard Lindsey & Paula Waldo of Lindsey & Waldo will be collecting donations! Let's make someone's holiday extra special by donating canned goods and non-perishable items! Thank you for doing this for the community!


Walking for Health!

Jack & Marcello

'Da Boss Dogs LOVE their daily walks around the neighborhood or at a local park or attraction. Did you know that if you walk 10K steps daily you will reduce your chance of dementia by 50%? That is a GREAT reason to take your dogs out for a stroll! Click here to read more about this amazing research study.

I am up for the challenge and determined to get my steps in daily! If you don't quite make it or can't walk that far yet, taking 4K steps reduces dementia by 25%. Wow!

Walking is FREE!

Walking is FUN!

Walking helps you get more Vitamin D!

Walking makes your fur-kids happy!

Walking clears your mind!

Have a great week! ~ Charlsie



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