The Holidays Dock is always changing.  Elves, bunnies, leprechauns, groundhogs, and cupids redecorate constantly while veterans, moms, dads, and a few former presidents stock new content according to your favorite upcoming days of the year!  Come on in…the fireworks will begin soon!

For Your 4th of July…a Priority

History serves as a guide, reminding us of both the virtues and mistakes of the past. History is a teacher that offers valuable lessons for the present and the future. As we celebrate this Independence Day, let us take a moment to appreciate the importance of our nation’s history, seek out the unique perspective of our elders, and preserve their wisdom for the betterment of our society.

Mama Lies

It’s Mother’s Day Eve…which might be good opportunity to remind Mom about how she demanded we tell the truth…and lied about what would happen if we didn’t!  (“When you tell a lie, a little man appears in your eyes and I can see him…”)  Now that many of us are adults...



A few years ago I attended my first Catholic mass in a busy church outside Birmingham. It was Easter Sunday. I sat in the nosebleed section.

Christmas in 1776

What might Christmas have been like for children during the Revolutionary War? While Washington’s army nearly froze, what did the kids know and how did they handle having a parent away from home serving the country? Snuggle up with your child and listen to this classic short story together—Christmas In 1776.

Socks for Christmas

The classic “coming of age” story about a boy becoming aware of less fortunate children…and the truth about Christmas.

July 4, 2022

It was LIVE on…now The 4th of July Blue Plate Special is packaged and ready for your gang to enjoy over the weekend! Full of funny facts and trivia about America’s liveliest holiday. We even added a little bit about Elvis!

Showing Off: Away In the Manger

Our Captains are humble people, but… Some of them are SO talented that from time to time, the Harbourmaster will persuade them to “show off” just for you. Watch and listen as Gordon Mote displays a skill that will have you laughing and shaking your head in astonishment!

Ducking the Game Warden

It’s the week before Christmas, and when the guys from Sawyerton Springs hit the woods for their traditional duck hunt, they manage to surprise their friend (and local game warden) with a secret tradition!

The Christmas Parade

This hilarious story details the events leading up to the “ping-pong ball drop” at the annual Christmas parade in Sawyerton Springs…and things did not go quite as planned.

Christmas Traditions

An eBook with pages to turn and illustrations to see…all about one family’s traditions during the hap-happiest time of the year!