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Thursday, December 4, 2014

Christmas Memories

I love this old Currier & Ives lithograph because it is just like the old family home outside Higginsville, MO where Bob and I spent our first Christmas together. We arrived in our 1954 Ford Crown Victoria with snow chains on the tires and loaded with Christmas presents and cheer. What a greeting we... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Resentment Through The Years

I wonder how many pounds of seeds, bread, suet, peanut butter, popcorn, green grapes, apple pieces, raisins, nuts, etc.I have put out to lure birds, squirrels, chipmunks, deer, so I could have fun watching them. I've been doing it since I was a child and watched the squirrels gather acorns from our... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Give It Just A Moment

Now that Thanksgiving is basically over (at least it will be in two hours and 45 minutes), we can hop right into Christmas. At 6:54 p.m. the Christmas lights were turned on for the crowds who had assembled on Kansas City's Country Club Plaza for the "Oooooo's" and "Ahhhhh's", and others were... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Pucker Up

"If it be not ripe, it will draw a man's mouth awry, with much torment, but when it is ripe, it is as delicious as an apricot." ~ Captain John Smith 1624 Can you guess about what Captain John Smith was speaking in the above quote?...Yes, I'm speaking about the Captain John Smith of Jamestown,... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Jesus Loves The Little Ones

My littlest granddaughter is seven today. This is a picture taken a couple of years ago. She is so much bigger now, but what a doll she is, a joy inside and out. I so remember how much I loved my grandmother when I was that age. She was so special to me. I loved doing things to make her laugh. If my... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

All I Want...

" This is why I need a dragon...oh, and I'll name him Toothpick." ~ Baisy My Great-granddaughter Marianna (Baisy) is only 2 & 1/2 and she wants a dragon for a pet--not a stuffed toy or something with batteries, a real one that she can train. She insists that she knows how to train a dragon after... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

No Hominy Jonathan?

Two weeks from right now, I'll be getting ready to bake another turkey with all the trimmings. Last year I said it was going to be my last turkey, but I don't know how to stop. It just seems like the thing to do this time of year. I wonder how many turkeys I have roasted for Thanksgiving dinner. I... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, November 7, 2014

Too Much Like Work

Direct from the pumpkin patch he came, just like the old times when dad brought in the fall garden produce and stored it for winter use. There was a place for the potatoes, and for the onions and garlic bulbs. Big turnips, squash, pumpkins. When all that was left of the corn was the dry stalks, mom... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, November 3, 2014

Go Vote

My walk to my polling place on a November morn....past the lake, through the woods, up the hill to The Joy Church....or, if it's raining (as it is tonight), I will drive around the woods in my little old beat-up Subaru. This is the way I've been going to vote on election days for over ten years now.... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, October 31, 2014

Your Best Ever Halloween Recipe...

But, it is wonderful any time of year. Dill Pickle Soup Recipe from: Created by Cathy Pollak for | Serves: Serves 6-8 Ingredients 5-1/2 cups chicken broth 1-3/4 pounds russet potatoes, peeled and quartered 2 cups chopped carrots (smaller dice) 1 cup chopped dill pickles (smaller dice ~... Sign in to see full entry.

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