Category Archives: friends

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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ready for the apocalypse

A few weeks ago Dancing Mandolin Player asked a bunch of us if we would want to go to a Dutch Oven Cooking Class. Of course we said yes.  Gardens had been planted.  Company not arriving yet.  Summer weather was … Continue reading

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the pantry is calling and i must go

When Dancing Mandolin Player asked if I wanted to go to the Pantry and pick out a pie, of course I say YES! And so we did.  Mixed Berry, to be exact. And then we sat down and shared a … Continue reading

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another holiday bites the dust

Covid strikes again. I type this with a weary sigh.  For thirty-two years we’ve celebrated Thanksgiving with our family, family friends and extended family members.  For the past two years we’ve had four generations gathered around the four tables. I … Continue reading

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where there’s a will…

We arrived here at the lake in early June, amidst the cool weather and plenty of clouds.  And Covid.  Naturally everyone was afraid of the virus, so we were careful to quarantine for two weeks after our flights from back … Continue reading

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going to town

Yesterday was a mental health day.  It started out with a visit to see the physical therapist, who was unusually chatty and cheerful as she stuck needles in my hip.  She wants the recipe for my pork tenderloin balsamic glaze. … Continue reading

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witching

Banjo Man’s super power is water witching.  Here he is busy calculating the depth of Barb and Rod’s mystery well.  It took a while to find the well, but a good time was had by all in the process.  Rod … Continue reading

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six feet sunday

  Temperatures reached 67 degrees for a short period of time on Sunday afternoon, so it was time for the visit that Barb and I had been talking about for a month. “The first warm day,” we’d assured each other, … Continue reading

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dining out

Friday morning Banjo Man and I could come to no decision as to where we would go for “Take Out Friday”, our weekly big night in. Then a text appeared from Angela offering a delivered dinner from a fancy, local … Continue reading

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easter 2020

Last Easter seems so very, very long ago.  Here we are celebrating together at Ken and Ginny’s in 2019. That Easter morning I discovered I had a problem…and it was probably breast cancer. Oh, what a year! But I survived.  … Continue reading

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