Monthly Archives: May 2012

Eighth Grade Graduation

On Wednesday morning Madison graduated from the eighth grade.  She attended a parochial school and next fall she will enter the public school system. We were invited after the service to a wonderful brunch.  The kids decided on the menu.  … Continue reading

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Wistful Wednesday: 1945

In  May of 1945 a little girl was born.  She would be Far Guys big sister but she didn’t know it yet. For almost five years she would be an only child. Here she is in the summer of 1945 … Continue reading

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The Refuge

I felt good enough on Monday to go on a little trip through the local wildlife refuge. We found some Yellow Lady’s Slippers. The little plant with the white plume is False Lily of the Valley. We had not been … Continue reading

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A long time ago Far Guy lived across the street from a widow and her children, two boys and a girl.  Their father was a hero…a war hero. The war hero died in 1953.  He received the Medal of Honor … Continue reading

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The good the bad and the ugly news

Good news I am going to be a Great Auntie again..four times. No not quads, just three nieces and one nephew announced the upcoming births of their children. That means my baby brother will finally get two grandkids and my … Continue reading

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This is a shrub along the edge of the yard. It has thorns.  It is some kind of a Hawthorn..I think. It could be a weapon. I am grateful for a three day weekend.  Saturday is a day off for … Continue reading

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Woodcarving: Walter

Earlier this month I took a three day carving class by a world famous instructor.  I have always wanted to go to one of his classes.  Usually his classes have a fee of 250 dollars.  Our carving group along with … Continue reading

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Museum: Plan of Action

This is the day that just might do me in..I have 57 first and second graders coming to the museum.  Uffda..I called for reinforcements. Between the four of us it should be okay..if my voice holds out. It has been … Continue reading

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Wistful Wednesday: Little Ones 1972 and 1984

“Babies are a handful sometimes, a heartful all the time.”  Author Unknown Babies.  My Grandma liked babies..she always had time to ohh and ahh..and give advice.  This is a four generation photo taken in 1972. Grandma D. my Mother holding … Continue reading

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May 22, 2012

This is my Fern Leaf Peony from Iowa. A few days later.. Such a pretty bloom! It is a bright spot of color next to the grain bin…where it is also sheltered a bit from the wind. I drug myself … Continue reading

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