Category Archives: family

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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sinking

We have leaks, so it’s time to think about replacing our 27 year old kitchen plumbing, and that means under the sink, along with the actual sink and the faucet. So we went to the fancy plumbing store Saturday morning.   … Continue reading

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early morning sunshine and the atlantic ocean

  Yesterday Banjo Man and I went for a walk on the beach closest to our house, the “town beach”.  We arrived early, before we needed a sticker on our car in order to park in the small lot.  The … Continue reading

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remembering

The sun came out yesterday, so my mother and I stopped at the veterans’ cemetery to see the flags.  We’d come here last Thursday–in pouring rain–to decorate my father’s grave with a plant.  But the Memorial Day decorations had not … Continue reading

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bye bye, little beasties

Something happened yesterday morning that is going to change my life. No, I did not discover a new diet.  Or dye my hair back to brown.  Or take up wind surfing. I called in a mouse-killing professional and he showed up … Continue reading

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when you need pants

Banjo Man and I drove up to the Big City Wednesday.  We had appointments with the TSA to complete the paperwork for a TSA-preapproved security clearance.   We’ve gotten the “TSA Pre” designation enough times to realize what a great deal … Continue reading

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new girl in town

Banjo Man has a new love:  the girl next door. She came with her dad and her older brother.  And she stayed for dinner and some serious flirting. Oh.  My.  Goodness.

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