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blowin’ in the wind

“The older I get the more wisdom I find in the ancient rule of taking first things first – a process which often reduces the most complex human problem to a manageable proportion.”     Dwight D. Eisenhower Speaking of … Continue reading

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new recipes and old friends

Banjo Man and My French Friend Janou made dinner together.  It was a beef soup of some kind and there were many differences of opinion as to what should go into the pot.  So it was a rather hilarious thing … Continue reading

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planes, trains and automobiles

I took the train to Boston yesterday to meet My French Friend Janou at Logan airport and bring her back to Rhode Island for a two-week visit. Oh, we’re going to have a good time! But first I had to … Continue reading

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a little music on sunday morning

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inhaling blue

While waiting for Banjo Man to join me at the car for a trip to the dump yesterday afternoon, I looked up. Oh, what a shade of blue! I grabbed my phone and took a picture, of course, but the … Continue reading

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ghosts of halloween(s) past

First of all, let me shout out a “Happy Birthday” to my brother.  Yes, his birthday is on Halloween.   And yes, there was always a party before we went out trick-or-treating. He looks very dapper in that hat! Check out … Continue reading

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sitting pretty

This was Banjo Man’s office chair.  So embarrassing.  (And yes, that is a Nebraska Cornhuskers Barbie doll in the corner–a gift from my son during his first year at the University). We went to Staples Monday, as Banjo Man thought … Continue reading

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turner in mystic

We went to the long-awaited Turner exhibit at the Mystic Seaport Museum last Saturday.  It was the most beautiful day of the fall.  Barbara and Rod went with us, as they too were anxious to see this Turner exhibit (the … Continue reading

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making progress

Banjo Man said this quilt would be a “pleasant jolt” to our visitors.  I think that’s hilarious.  Maybe that describes more than a few of my wild quilts! And here is a picture I took in front of a restaurant … Continue reading

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the woodpecker war

It’s that time of year again.  The woodpeckers arrive and attempt to drill holes in the cedar trim of our house. The noise is really something, so several times a day Banjo Man and I open the back door or … Continue reading

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