The smell of childhood

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We are moving things around again. Rearranging stuff so I can put my sewing machines on the second floor and out of the basement. A chest didn’t fit the new configuration. It had to go. It was my mother’s chest. … Continue reading

Random 5 for July 9 – Bras, farmer markets, sales, nostalgia, smoke alarms

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The dangers of farmers’ markets – It’s summer for sure. All the fruits and vegetables are coming in. We go to the local corn shed (which carries a lot more than corn) at least twice a week, sometimes more. It’s best … Continue reading

Random 5 for July 24 – Pets, locusts, tomatoes, heat, ummm-I forgot

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A new grand pet – The beloved husband spawned a bunch of pet-loving children. All of them have pets, most have multiples. At one time there were 13 grand pets (among four adult children) but with passings and additions, I’ve lost track. There … Continue reading

A look back in “Time”

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I like cats. (No, this isn’t about cats!) I recently found an issue of “Time” magazine that a good friend gave me in December 1981. It had a feature story on cats. I kept it all these years. (I also have the post … Continue reading

Random 5 for May 29 – Weather, mosquitoes, theft, parenting, memories

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She’s off her meds again – After a very cold May the temperatures went up to the 90s. A  week ago we were barely bumping 60 and yesterday it was 92 with maybe one day of seasonal (76 degrees) weather in between. … Continue reading

Random 5 for June 7 – nostalgia, cemetery, graduation, retirement, holiday nostalgia

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Nostalgia – The internet has been full of Patrick Swayze videos this week. I watched the dance screen from Dirty Dancing with Jennifer Grey. I forgot how young and hot he was. I also forgot how young and hot I was. … Continue reading

Tess Tales 5 – The last renovation ever

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My kitchen was wallpapered ten years ago. It still looks good but there are some nicks and gashes. I was thinking maybe we should do a light renovation in the kitchen – just the walls. It would start out as a … Continue reading