Category Archives: friends

montana came to lunch

Yesterday’s lunch had been planned for a month!  That’s what you have to do when five busy women want to get together for an afternoon by the lake. The weather cooperated, with sun and clouds alternating above our heads.  The … Continue reading

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groceries and giggles

Tuesday evening found me spending 4 hours in the Chicago Midway airport. I don’t recommend it. But in one of the gift shops I spotted this book.  Hilarious, right?  I didn’t buy it, but hope to find it in the … Continue reading

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new girl in town

Banjo Man has a new love:  the girl next door. She came with her dad and her older brother.  And she stayed for dinner and some serious flirting. Oh.  My.  Goodness.

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the remnant shop

Last Wednesday my buddy Ruth and I headed to Hope Valley to check out a store my dental hygienist had recommended.  When I was a kid there were “mill outlet” stores everywhere and my mother, who liked to sew her … Continue reading

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happy mother’s day 2017

It’s rainy and cloudy and windy here in Rhode Island today.   Those of us in my family who intended to get together changed our plans.  We exchanged flowers and pretty cards and hugs yesterday afternoon instead. It’s cold and feels … Continue reading

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an afternoon in provincetown

It’s the little town at the tip of Cape Cod.  It’s the place where the Mayflower docked before heading into Plymouth in November of 1620.  There the Pilgrims established their new government, a “domestic commonwealth” without kings and queens. My … Continue reading

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scenes from the dunes

Our first stop on Tuesday morning was in the Wellfleet area of the Cape Cod National Seashore. I’d heard about the dunes, but neither Banjo Man or I had ever been to see them.  So the nine of us headed … Continue reading

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an itty bitty road trip

When your friends from Montana show up in Massachusetts (a son was getting married–happy day!), you absolutely must get in the car and join them in their touristy endeavors. It’s a law. So Banjo Man and I packed up the … Continue reading

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no sew expo? no problem!

If it’s April, it’s Sew Expo in Worcester, Mass.  But not this year.  The annual sewing event, with demos and fashion shows and vendors and quilts, did not come to Worcester this year. All good things must come to an … Continue reading

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the easter gumbo that almost wasn’t

I am a proud Maker of Gumbo.  I make four different kinds, depending on the expectations of the people who will be eagerly holding their empty bowls and waiting for dinner. I am accustomed to praise, awe and gratitude whenever … Continue reading

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