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The Chair

Originally posted on Slightly Off the Grid:
When  parents down-size and elderly relatives pass away, stuff gets scattered and settles into the homes of different family members.  Pretty much every room in my house contains something that originally came from someone else’s…

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Hey, Murphy – pass the hydraulic fluid

Q: What does one do the Sunday between football play-offs and the Super Bowl? A: The things that didn’t get done while lolling on the sofa quaffing beers every Sunday since August. One could watch TV–there’s a Barry Manilow themed … Continue reading

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I’m no longer Santa

I’m not Santa.  I have played his representative at this household for …um…thirty years, but I suddenly find that my term is over.  All my girls have their own little ones and, hence, have assumed the role of Santa for … Continue reading

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A Geezer’s World

Saturday morning my husband and I got an  early start running errands, one of which was to hit a big sale on compression socks at the new Austin Pharmacy in Cockeysville.  This is how you know we are turning into … Continue reading

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Summertime…and the reading is easy. Sort of.

It’s mid-summer and my dilemma du jour is this–which  book to read next?  Before heading off on vacation last week, I spent hours browsing and uploading books (or at least samples of books) onto my Nook.  I didn’t really need … Continue reading

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Ode to my mother, Agnes

Born on January 3rd in the year of our Lord, 1909 in the middle of a snowstorm at home, on a farm in Bradshaw, Baltimore County, in Maryland. Agnes was the ninth of twelve children born to Herman and Anna. … Continue reading

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The Back Forty

Here at Maywood, there’s the back yard and then there’s what’s beyond the back yard. That is John’s territory–down the hill and into the woods. It is not visible from the house. This is very important. If I can’t see … Continue reading

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The house is a-buzz

Friday afternoon, I came home to hear that Harper has a job.  PopPop hired him to kill carpenter bees at the rate of twenty-five cents a bee.  I have no doubt that Harper’s eyes registered “ka–ching!” when he looked at … Continue reading

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♥ Valentine’s Day Dinner for him ♥

If you are anything like my hubby & I, the idea of going out to dinner on Valentine’s Day is more of a hassle than it is fun.  The combination of crazy crowds, long wait times, rushed dining experience and figuring … Continue reading

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Survival School

In the Air Force we had Survival School where you learned to live off the land,  you were dropped off on a mountain and had to make it from point A to point B with help from a manual and … Continue reading

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