Category Archives: friends

oktoberfest, etc.

We are still a couple of days from leaving the lake until next  year, but of course we are trying to fit in all the social activities we can in the remaining time we have left. I dropped my cell … Continue reading

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oh, baby

Approximately 36 women showed up to celebrate the future arrival of a new baby in town.  Several people told me this was the biggest baby shower they had ever been to in their life. Oh, my goodness.  We partied! Baby … Continue reading

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montana in the clouds

We headed to Montana last night, for dinner in the clouds and overlooking the Bull River valley.     We were all so happy about the rain.  I’d wondered if the dinner would be cancelled due to smoke or fire … Continue reading

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what’s happening around here

Take a wild guess. Yes, it’s a baby shower!  Dancing Mandolin Player is expecting a new grandchild and this baby will grow up right here in our little town.  And the ladies of our town are coming together to celebrate. … Continue reading

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smoke and pies

Today is Peach Pie Day.  I am going to make and freeze pies until I run out of peaches. Because I bought a case last week, that could take a while.   As you can see, there will be no … Continue reading

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coffee 3000 miles away

I received a text message this morning from Harley Chick.  We met the Wednesday after Labor Day thirty years ago! Over the years we’ve managed to celebrate–or commiserate over–the first day of school many, many times. She sent me a … Continue reading

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corn pig

My good friend Bass Man (aka Boom Boom) Neil of band fame bought me these.  They are the cutest things I’ve seen all summer and they work!   Check it out: I ate sweet corn for dinner three nights in … Continue reading

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eclipse on the lake

Everyone will have their own eclipse story, I’m sure.  Where were you?  How much did you see? The lake house faces north and the morning sun shines over its right shoulder, blocked for the most part by the tall trees that the … Continue reading

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blue gold

It’s huckleberry-picking season here in the mountains.  If you want to pick huckleberries you’d better be prepared for long mountain rides, hikes through the woods and the possibility of encountering a bear or, even worse, other berry pickers. I think … Continue reading

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triplets

Last week Mandolin Ann and Bass Man Neil invited me “up the hill” for a yummy eggplant dinner, with special drinks served on the deck before our meal.  And Ann gifted me with three beautiful eggplants. I love eggplant. The … Continue reading

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