Category Archives: friends

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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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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leaving spokane

It’s a long drive from Spokane to the lake, but on Tuesday I was armed with music and water, along with looking forward to a stop at the Bear Paw Quilt Shop in Coeur d’Alene.  They opened at 9:30, which meant I … Continue reading

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crunch time

Dancing Mandolin Player and I are practicing our 17, 18 and/or 20 songs for our gig at the Arts & Crafts Festival in town in two weeks.  I think we only need 15 songs, so we are trying to decide … Continue reading

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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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