Category Archives: family

one more sunset, one more piece of pie

The Funny Grandson spent his last evening eating pie, admiring the sunset, looking for arrowheads and playing Mexican Train dominoes. While he was excited to see his parents, leaving Idaho was not a happy time for him. He’d had a … Continue reading

Posted in family, grandmother stuff, lake | 2 Comments

arrowheads and birthdays

Banjo Man turns 81 today, but I thought he was going to be 82. Let’s not tell him that. Yesterday morning as Banjo Man and I were drinking coffee on the deck and talking about the weather and all things … Continue reading

Posted in family, lake | 5 Comments

the cabin reveal, part 2

I’ve had a hard time editing the third picture in today’s post, so if you see something odd–like a skinny rectangle showing only Banjo Man’s face–go to the website itself to see the photo of Tom, Banjo Man, and Gary. … Continue reading

Posted in family | Leave a comment

the cabin reveal

The long-awaited visit from Banjo Man’s Nebraska-born friends finally happened Thursday morning. I heard a rumor that the new out house was used three times. We had a great two days of visiting and eating and laughing and eating and … Continue reading

Posted in family, food, friends, lake | 2 Comments

summer of the waffle cone

This has become our go-to evening snack while playing Mexican Train dominoes and/or poker. Yes, poker. We have chips. We have cards. We have a total inability to keep a straight face. Lest you think we are not eating healthy … Continue reading

Posted in family, food, lake | 1 Comment

what a crock!

Banjo Man is decorating his cabin and asked me to find him a…crock. Why, you ask? For his kitchen utensils. As in, the pancake spatula. Remember these? Last Thursday I made a quick stop at an antique store/mall next to … Continue reading

Posted in family, lake, secondhand stuff | 1 Comment

it’s back!

My computer has been in the repair shop, but it now home once again. Its slowness and freezing up have been issues since I arrived here at the lake. It’s my “summer laptop” and I like not having to cart … Continue reading

Posted in family, food, lake | 1 Comment

breakfast at the cabin

Banjo Man declared they were the best pancakes of his life. Here’s his kitchen: Are we all filled with envy? I personally covet the beach-towel counter top.

Posted in family, food, lake | 4 Comments

cabin joy

Yesterday afternoon three generations of fearless mountain men headed up to the cabin for a night of mayhem…well, cards and snacks and stories. It was the Funny Grandson’s first camping experience. He was not impressed with his grandfather’s idea of … Continue reading

Posted in family, lake | 4 Comments

parade morning 2022

And then the thunderstorm hit.  We made it home while watching the lightning, then  waited out the weather so the guys could return to watch the sawing contests. And later?  It was 56 degrees, but we were ready for the … Continue reading

Posted in family, grandmother stuff, lake | Leave a comment