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Tuesday, March 26, 2019

They're Ba-a-a-k!

Every year at this time the white-tailed deer show up on P.D.'s property. He waits and watches for them in early morning hours while Phil is taking his morning bath to start the day. Yesterday he got his first sighting. There were five of them down by the edge of the creek. From that distance up to... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, March 25, 2019

Green Water?

I ' m listening to Moon River but singing "Green Water" because that is what is coming out of our taps from our water treatment plant bringing us our "drinking water" from the mile-wide "Muddy MO" trying really hard to wash us away as it comes around the bend at the Down-Town Airport. It did a good... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, March 23, 2019

In The Dark Of Night

Shredding procrastination is, and always has been a drag for me--something that I find annoying but don't seem to keep from doing. I put it off and put it off until I am inundated and think I might just take my chances with dropping the papers whole into the nearest dumpster. But then I just can't... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, March 22, 2019

Water, Water Everywhere

In the midst of flooded country, though high and dry, is not an unusual thing for us (me and mine) this time of year. Afterall, the Mighty Missouri runs through, all swollen, muddy, with raging current, eating at the banks which have disappeared, and laughing at the sandbags piled in attempts to... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, March 17, 2019

I, The Chauffeur

One of my favorite pictures. I took it one fine day. When I look at it, it brings them back to me, so close I can feel their soft skin, smell the scent of my Mom's chewing gum, sense the subtle changes in Dad's behavior. It was the last spring that he was still driving. He had gotten lost a couple... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, March 16, 2019

Just A Wee Bit of Irish Genes

A wee bit of Irish genes is enough to tug at the heart when I remember my beloved Dad who loved his Dad and his Grandpa so much. My grandpa I never had the privilege knowing first hand, but Dad made sure I felt like I did. When I hear Michael Londra sing "Danny Boy" it is my grandpa that I see... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, March 15, 2019

Bother Me, Please Bother Me!

I looked up from my computer and stared out my window hoping that something outside, some movement of human, or animal, or something blowing in the wind, would spur my frozen-in-place mind to further creative thought. Nothing but the usual...same old stuff, gnarly tree trunks with bare limbs, brown... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Blogit Failure

Well I guess I won't try to show you anymore computer stuff that I like, even if I do state that it is not my work and I was not trying to take credit for it. I did it without thinking, and, if you must know, as my head gets older and my thinking harder to use, the computer quite often frustrates me... Sign in to see full entry.

Doodling

I'd never stayed on a working farm until I married. I'd been a city girl all my life and done city things. When I said "city things", you have to remember that this was before TV, before we had a car, entertainment was usually church based, or neighborhood planned. When we went to town, which was... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

When Was I Last Excited?

Even though I can seldom think of things to write that I haven't already written at some time while I have been here at Blogit, I find that I cannot call it quits and completely fade away into the mists of Blogit remembrance where reside so many that were once a part of it and ones I called friends.... Sign in to see full entry.

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