Category Archives: friends

hunting tapioca

Have you made tapioca pudding lately?  If so, where did you find the box of Kraft tapioca (aside from the back of a shelf in your kitchen)? Hint:  nowhere. Two weeks ago I desperately needed tapioca.  My friend Harley Chick … Continue reading

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looking ahead to spring 2022

No, we are not buying an RV, though the urge to get in the car and head west on yet another road trip is always tempting. My friend Ruth and husband went to the Springfield RV show for the weekend.  … Continue reading

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keep the faith

Brother George sent this in a recent email and it made my day.  Those of us who experienced the 1960’s will especially appreciate this story of a father and son’s experience on the road.  

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finished and delivered

The “Octopus Quilt” is finished.  And delivered to Angela (she of cancer-care fame), Jeff and kids on Wednesday. I explained that it was for snuggling on the couch.  It can be thrown in the washer and dryer, no problem. It … Continue reading

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the turkey takes the cake

My father found this leather turkey (actually a decanter made in Italy) many years ago at a yard sale in Connecticut. It was a big hit at Thanksgiving in 1994. A few years later I rescued it from one of … Continue reading

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we made it!

Wednesday afternoon: Thursday morning: Thursday afternoon: This was the first time we’d all been together since Mom died in April, 2020.  Covid had kept us apart–no funeral, no mourning together–so this day was especially important.  The first Thanksgiving in two … Continue reading

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happy thanksgiving 2021

And what a happy Thanksgiving it is! Everyone I talk to is giddy with joy over their Thanksgiving plans this year.  So many people are surrounding ourselves with family and friends, making the food they missed last year, welcoming new … Continue reading

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the morning from hell

It started with a bang at 7:45 AM.   A very big bang.  The house shook.  I was here in my office at the computer.   Banjo Man was just getting out of bed. “It’s the tree!” he yelled and we both … Continue reading

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oktoberfest, 2021

Saturday was the most rain we’d had in one day since January 12. At least, that was what the Spokane weatherman said on his broadcast Saturday night. We needed it. Desperately. But it certainly put a damper on the annual … Continue reading

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odds and ends at the end of august

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