Category Archives: friends

and so we are thankful

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!  I hope you are looking forward to a lovely day of food and family and friends.  And pie. The day before Thanksgiving last year: The day before Thanksgiving this year: And now it is Thanksgiving morning and … Continue reading

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cabinfest 2022

Cougar Creek Band knows how to put on a party. Joe, one of our younger members, had the brilliant idea to reunite the band up at Banjo Man’s newly-finished (after more than three years of renovations, repairs and finish work) … Continue reading

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another anniversary, whoo hoo!!!

I have no idea why I was wearing that huge white bow. And…that bald head belonged to my sweet Great Uncle Mac. The man in the pink shirt–because he couldn’t find a clean white one on the morning of the … Continue reading

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september sangria

September is the “Social Season” here at the lake. Company has returned home, grandchildren are back in school, summer heat is only a memory (it is 46 this morning) and gardens no longer require hours of care. Which means it’s … Continue reading

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the cabin reveal

The long-awaited visit from Banjo Man’s Nebraska-born friends finally happened Thursday morning. I heard a rumor that the new out house was used three times. We had a great two days of visiting and eating and laughing and eating and … Continue reading

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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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