Category Archives: family

smoke and jam

Can you tell it’s fire season?  The fires are far away, I hear.  In Canada.  But the wind blows the smoke here, as you can see. This was taken around 4:00 Friday afternoon.  It looks strange, doesn’t it? Yesterday I … Continue reading

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buried treasure

He is very good at finding things.  If you’ve lost an earring or dropped a tiny screw or popped out a contact lens, you want this guy in the vicinity.  We don’t know how he does it. And this year?  … Continue reading

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camping, sort of

    All winter Banjo Man, his brother and our two sons talked about “going camping up at the cabin”. To say this trip had reached “epic” status would be an understatement.  Spending the night in the cabin up on the mountain … Continue reading

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brothers on vacation

They do have a good time together. They played golf.  Competed in nightly rounds of Canasta.  And went kayaking on calm summer mornings. We had dinner with friends from town.     Relaxing hours on the shore. Lunch at the Pie Hut, the … Continue reading

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oh, the joy of fishing!

When Uncle Will arrived a few days ago, the Funny Grandson could finally (a) learn to fish, (b) build a campfire, (c) eat s’mores, (d) kayak and (e) jump off the dock. These were all things his busy (and somewhat tired) … Continue reading

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it’s all their fault

Yes, it is all their fault that I haven’t had time to write any blog posts for the past couple of weeks.  I’ve barely touched my computer and have basically used my phone to take pictures.  We’re in the woods … Continue reading

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it seemed like a good idea at the time

The Funny Grandson delights in discovering how things are made.  After two years of successful jam-making, he asked me if I knew how to make shredded wheat (I discovered later on that it was his favorite cereal and his parents … Continue reading

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happy father’s day

I had the very best father anyone could have had. I was so lucky. Happy Father’s Day to all of you fathers out there.  May your sons and daughters appreciate everything you’ve done for them and may your day be … Continue reading

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purple soup and the pie hut

I must be back in Idaho if I am having lunch at the Pie Hut. Be still my heart. So why is sweet potato soup purple, you ask?  I have no idea.  Are there purple sweet potatoes in this world?  … Continue reading

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leavin’ on a jet plane

Remember that song from Peter, Paul & Mary?  How I loved it. Anyway…back to the present…that’s what is happening later on today.  I’m leaving on a jet plane for the lake, for the mountains, for the music and the food … Continue reading

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