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This ‘n That | IKEA has landed and Jacksonville is all over it

By Mims Cushing
mail@floridanewsline.com

By the time you read this, IKEA will have been open for a couple of months. The 10-foot high signage went up on Aug. 18 of last year. Hundreds of permanent employees and part timers were hired to work in its 290,000 square foot building.

This ‘n That | All I Wanted for Christmas…

By Mims Cushing
mail@floridanewsline.com

So. Christmas is done for another year. I truly hope you opened a present that you wanted. I did not. I had my eyes on that Salvator Mundi (“Savior of the World”) by Da Vinci. I don’t have a single Da Vinci on my walls. I figured it would make a nice conversation piece if I ever had a neighborhood coffee klatch. I’d pour coffee and pass shortbread cookies.

This ‘n That | Texting sure can be a production

By Mims Cushing
mail@floridanewsline.com

If you’re ever feeling blue because you miss your far-away family, here’s something that can act as a pick-me-up. Choose a special word, add it to your email address list, and write down all the family members you want to text at the same time. So when you see that special word on your cell phone, it means something’s going on that everybody wants to know about, or perhaps they have a question for you. Last Saturday. I had a question for them.

This ‘n That | Mail order brides, then and now

By Mims Cushing
mail@floridanewsline.com

Are you considering using the internet to find a spouse? It doesn’t surprise me that people look for a mate via online dating. Why shouldn’t they? Adults with jobs are often buried in projects at the office from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., 8 p.m., 9 p.m. or longer. How are they going to meet anyone?  October is a very popular month to get married in Florida. It’s a little cooler, and a little less costly than in June.

This ‘n That … Summertime and the stomach was achin’

By Mims Cushing
mail@floridanewsline.com

This summer, I was overdue to have my once-a-year stomach ache. Sure enough the aching began one Thursday night. Was it a virus or had I eaten something weird? I sure hoped it wasn’t a virus because I had been in a crowd of 60 for a couple of hours that morning. Had I given them all my germs?