Category Archives: grandmother stuff

day in, night out in austin

One of our favorite blues men, Johnny Nicholas, was playing at our favorite bar, the Saxon Pub, last night. Will and I planned to be there.  Of course.  Johnny no longer does the Wednesday Happy Hour, so when he does appear … Continue reading

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oh, baby

Approximately 36 women showed up to celebrate the future arrival of a new baby in town.  Several people told me this was the biggest baby shower they had ever been to in their life. Oh, my goodness.  We partied! Baby … Continue reading

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what’s happening around here

Take a wild guess. Yes, it’s a baby shower!  Dancing Mandolin Player is expecting a new grandchild and this baby will grow up right here in our little town.  And the ladies of our town are coming together to celebrate. … Continue reading

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coffee 3000 miles away

I received a text message this morning from Harley Chick.  We met the Wednesday after Labor Day thirty years ago! Over the years we’ve managed to celebrate–or commiserate over–the first day of school many, many times. She sent me a … Continue reading

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it’s all their fault

Yes, it is all their fault that I haven’t had time to write any blog posts for the past couple of weeks.  I’ve barely touched my computer and have basically used my phone to take pictures.  We’re in the woods … Continue reading

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it seemed like a good idea at the time

The Funny Grandson delights in discovering how things are made.  After two years of successful jam-making, he asked me if I knew how to make shredded wheat (I discovered later on that it was his favorite cereal and his parents … Continue reading

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purple soup and the pie hut

I must be back in Idaho if I am having lunch at the Pie Hut. Be still my heart. So why is sweet potato soup purple, you ask?  I have no idea.  Are there purple sweet potatoes in this world?  … Continue reading

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consequences

I love this.  I read Bonnie Hunter’s quilting blog every morning, usually with my second cup of coffee and half of a protein bar. She always has a little saying superimposed over a quilt at the end of each post.  … Continue reading

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getting ready for easter

Another holiday, another set of pillowcases. Too much fun, I tell ya! Yesterday was a miserable, windy, rainy day.  But because I had no Easter-themed fabric I dug out my rain coat and drove south for 20 minutes to a … Continue reading

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packing to party

It’s that time of year again, when musicians and music lovers from all over the world descend upon Austin, Texas.  We’re packing up and flying down to join them. Over the past ten years my focus  has slowly shifted from finding fiddlers … Continue reading

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