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Saturday, December 1, 2018

REPORTER SEEKS INPUT FOR CHRISTMAS THEMED STORY...

A couple days ago I got an email from Joan at The Center. She wanted a favor from the Thursday story writing group (again). It seems a reporter from the Troy Tribune – a town about ten miles down the road from here – was looking to interview folks about Christmas in the olden days. I wondered why... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, November 30, 2018

MERRY CHRISTMAS TO A DOMESTIC SLOUCH

I’ve never been known as a domestic goddess, not by any stretch of the imagination. I don’t go ga-ga over gadgets, don’t scrub and polish for the fun of it. I cook because I like to eat, but The Pioneer Woman and Martha Stewart’s celebration of recipes is lost on me. Guess you could call me a... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, November 29, 2018

AS THE M&M'S SAY, HE DOES EXIST!

Sooner or later we all figure it out: the Santa story is a myth. By the time I was in 3rd grade I knew it was my job to protect the illusions of little kids, and to declare Santa was real, even if I had my doubts. They didn’t need to know the fact that whether or not they’d get anything on their... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

MR. FOSTER’S DRUGSTORE

We lived in Alton when Rusty was about two years old and Rich was one year. Grandma lived about 4 doors up the street at that time and took care of the boys while we were at work. Rich was napping at home while Gma kept an eye out – Fang and I took Russ along with us to pick up a prescription at... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

LAUNDRY DAY

As I was putting clean sheets on the bed a couple days ago, a memory came flitting into mind. It was a sunny Saturday in July of 1960. “Fang” and I had been to the laundromat, first washday after we were married. It was time to make the bed. Of course his mama hadn’t shown him the method my mom had... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, November 26, 2018

SNOW DAY AT THE GROCERY STORE

The list: milk, eggs, bread, coffee, cheese, produce. Around noon Sunday I decided to head for the store. Primary items, a loaf of gluten-free bread and a small packet of blueberries, maybe some cottage cheese (low sodium) to add a bit of protein & calcium to the menu. I’d have waited for my usual... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, November 25, 2018

PATZ HATZ

GO FRIEND ME My daughter in Florida stays in touch with her friends from back home, this little town I call Mundane. A few months ago Robin had a breast cancer exam that didn’t go well and went in for follow-up, including a lumpectomy. Fortunately it wasn’t the Big C, just a wake-up call to keep her... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, November 24, 2018

BLACK FRIDAY AT THE OK CORRAL

It was the kind of day where all Kari wanted to do was eat chocolate, prop her feet up and watch soap operas. She wanted the brats to go to school or with their friends to the mall – anywhere but underfoot. As for George, if he worked night every night for the foreseeable future that would suit her... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, November 23, 2018

HO! HO! HO! - JINGLE ALL THE WAY

TOYS There’s a saying “The difference between men and boys is the price of their toys.” Like all clichés, there’s some truth to this statement. But toys in this the 21st Century – for boys, girls and grownups, are all quite expensive. Electronics, tech items especially. Folks want the latest version... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, November 22, 2018

INFINITY SCARVES

RPresta commented on yesterday’s post about the infinity scarf that she didn’t know what that was. The design of it is based on a math thing called the M ö bius strip. "An example of a Möbius strip can be created by taking a paper strip and giving it a half-twist, and then joining the ends of the... Sign in to see full entry.

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