Category Archives: family

pass the tequila

Oh, I am so happy to say goodbye to 2022! Today I’m planning to make a vat of what I call “Lily’s Soup” (I blogged about it earlier this fall) and freeze most of it for future winter meals. The … Continue reading

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christmases past

This popped up on YouTube and I want to share this rendition of “I Heard the Bells” with you all. The pictures of the Civil War battles reminded me of my great-great-grandfather, William Henry Winslow, who died in December, 1862, … Continue reading

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holiday banjo?

I pray that Banjo Man doesn’t see this and be inspired to start practicing again.

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swallowed a what????

What’s a radiology appointment without lunch at Cracker Barrel? I speak from experience.  Thursday’s special is the Roast Turkey dinner. Just sayin’. Wednesday morning we drove 35 minutes north to discuss the next step in Banjo Man’s treatments.  He was … Continue reading

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birthday moon over the ocean

When you want to celebrate your birthday, go big!  Here we are at the Breakers, the largest mansion in Newport. But first?  Food.  La Forge was decorated beautifully and our lunch was delicious. And then we drove further down Bellevue … Continue reading

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going to the Gilded Age

Today is my birthday and I am happily ensconced in front of the computer with hot coffee and a muffin purchased yesterday from the local gas station.  I’m wearing my super comfy not-for-going-out-of-the-house warmest clothes.  The sun is shining.  Life … Continue reading

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to prove i’m not a scrooge

I do like Christmas trees. I really do. But now that it’s just the two of us, hauling tubs of ornaments upstairs and unpacking ornaments seems a little…exhausting.  Especially since we’re spending the holidays in Texas. I have lovely memories … Continue reading

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Another Christmas season, another discussion about the tree… Banjo Man refused to haul the three sections of the artificial, prelit 7-foot tree out of the shed unless I was going to decorate it with ornaments. This year I put my … Continue reading

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and so we are thankful

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!  I hope you are looking forward to a lovely day of food and family and friends.  And pie. The day before Thanksgiving last year: The day before Thanksgiving this year: And now it is Thanksgiving morning and … Continue reading

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a little bit of sewing

This is a “poker” pillowcase for the Funny Grandson. A highlight of his summer was camping at the cabin and learning to play poker with his father, uncle and grandfather. I took him into the local quilt store to show … Continue reading

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