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waiting for raindrops

As I sit here looking out the dining room windows all I can see are clouds. Or maybe it’s smoke. There’s a whiff of that in the air. We are waiting for some rain, forecast by the weather app on … Continue reading

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it’s always hard to leave the lake, part two

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edits for today’s post, hard to leave the lake

I had a lot of trouble writing and posting today’s blog post and somehow (!!!!) the post was published and was only about 1/3 there. So when you received an email with the post in it, you didn’t have much … Continue reading

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it’s always hard to leave the lake, part one

Being able to kayak opened up a whole new world for him.  His father refused to take it to Texas, so here it stays where I intend to try it out for myself.  It’s light enough for me to drag … Continue reading

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4th of july, the small town way

Yes, I love the 4th of July! From the parade to the kids races to the hot dogs-eaten-for-breakfast, the waving flags and the fireworks. We were all at the parade, of course. The FG was front and center to catch … Continue reading

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four boys and a lake

Is there anything better than a holiday weekend with sunshine, water and the arrival of the grandchildren next door? These four swam and played and jumped and laughed and hollered for four days. Their energy was astounding. They had so … Continue reading

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full house

Daughter Nancy arrived last week and the house is jumping with all sorts of family activity. Have you flown anywhere this summer? If you have you know that it is an adventure–the kind with delayed flights, crowded planes and changes … Continue reading

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hail? huh?

Last Tuesday morning I woke up to this. Hail.  Loud hail.  Pounding on the deck. Banjo Man didn’t hear a thing, but I grabbed my phone and started taking pictures. See the blue sky?  After the hail the rain came … Continue reading

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the thrill of the hunt

Uncle Will, master arrowhead hunter, helped the Funny Grandson find this beauty.  It was in the water, a couple of feet from the beach, and is the largest one we’ve found. The FG had been here less than twenty-four hours. … Continue reading

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the kids are coming

These bars are always a big hit with my oldest son and the Funny Grandson. 5 Cups of Cheerios are mixed with a melted-in-the-microwave mixture of a bag of mini marshmallows, 3 TBS butter and 1/2 cup of peanut butter. … Continue reading

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