Category Archives: Family

Grandma’s Table: Current Project

In talking with my sis a few days ago, I told her about working on the backfill for the retaining wall: loading 3 5-gallon buckets of dirt half full and carting them over in the wagon. She laughed, and said, … Continue reading

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Missing in Action

Let me introduce myself again. Things have been really busy here on the hillside and I have gotten a lot done, which did not involve blogging. I miss the connections, but then, when one seldom goes anywhere at the moment, … Continue reading

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Into the wilds of Memphis for some halibut…and tequila

Yesterday was a rare day for us. We went up to Memphis to Buster’s Wine & Liquor–the mid-town super market for best wines, beer, and liquors you cannot get anywhere else nearby. R rarely drinks and by rarely, I mean … Continue reading

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Sunday Roundup

Last weekend the last remaining of the elders on Mom’s side of the family crossed over to join the ancestors. Aunt Gwen was married to my mother’s brother. I did not really realize it until looking at her obituary, but … Continue reading

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Turn left at the arrow

That’s my line, not the name of the sculpture. The plaque is missing from this sculpture in Lamar Park, and thus far, I have not located the title nor the artist. So, I am making up my own interpretation and … Continue reading

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Dog Days of June

Rand left this morning for a few days with his cousins and his last remaining aunt–the family matriarch now. I have a doctor appointment Wednesday that I cannot miss and could not reschedule, so luckily for Steffi and Abby, I … Continue reading

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Memorial Day 2022

Thank you to all who have served. In memory of Dad, Uncle Glen, Uncle Bill, and my brother by another mother, Lynn.

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Wandering Wednesday: I am on a streak!

I started an online Spanish course and have completed 22 days straight of exceeding my target goal. I took Spanish in college, and retained a tiny bit. Later, I developed a special directed study on Spanish for Medical Social Workers … Continue reading

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Roast Pork Tenderloin with Chili Fig Sauce

I actually cooked dinner last night. It has been a rough few weeks in Lottabusha County, especially on the Taylor hillside. We had the first major delay in the construction that has consumed our lives since last summer, with a … Continue reading

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Freaky Friday

Yesterday was another beautiful day on the Taylor hillside. I spent the afternoon clearing away mud from the dog ramp to the grass in the back yard. The trench work for the plumbing created a mud pit right at the … Continue reading

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