Category Archives: family

the perfect chilly afternoon chore

In case you’re wondering, they’re burning driftwood.  Lots and lots of wood has ended up on our beach this year.  And it keeps coming in. The two big guys and the one little guy have built a fire in the … Continue reading

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he’s baaaaack

The Funny Grandson has returned to the lake for the fourth summer in a row.  He and his mom arrived Saturday night, as did Banjo Man.  I had a happy car full of family and suitcases on the way home … Continue reading

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ready as i’ll ever be

I would keep cooking and baking, but I’m running out of space.  This freezer was empty 12 days ago and I have had a GREAT TIME filling it up with meals for my family and friends.  It’s why I come … Continue reading

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the strange gift

Someone dropped this off in the driveway Saturday afternoon.  I don’t know who it was because I was sound asleep in the living room.  Stretched out with my feet on a hassock, a quilt draped over me while the television … Continue reading

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music, views, sundaes and a trip down memory lane

Mother’s Day 2018 was another cold, overcast day, but we were determined to pretend it wasn’t. We–Banjo Man, daughter NancyK, my mother and I—took a drive over to the island of Jamestown.  Back in the days of pirates, Jamestown was … Continue reading

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ready for mother’s day

The Funny Grandson has once again pulled at my heart strings and made me laugh–at the same time. Check out the sign he picked out for me. And his mom told me he had to have one for himself, because … Continue reading

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catching up on a sunny may morning

Greetings. The sky is blue and the temperature is–gasp–62.  Hard to believe, but true. So…I’m recovering from this latest bout with bronchitis.  The doctor suggested it was the same infection I’ve had all winter that just keeps returning.  My mega-antibiotics … Continue reading

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making the huskers great again

See all that red?  88,800+ Husker fans were at the stadium to welcome the new coach back to town.  I think it broke an attendance record. We were ready. It was cold.  It was spitting rain.  It was even a … Continue reading

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update from rhode island

First of all, the sun is shining and the temperature actually reached 65 yesterday. Epic. Secondly, I am sick again.  It started out as a simple head cold last Friday, so I pampered myself all weekend with Ginger Ale and … Continue reading

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sunset in chicago

Banjo Man and I are home and I’ll be posting pictures from Lincoln tomorrow or the next day, after we recover from crawling into bed at 3:30 this morning. I think we might be too old for night flights. Banjo … Continue reading

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