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Wordless Wednesday…wonder if?

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St. Patrick’s Day toast

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Carl A. Grinde: “belong to the insurgent wing of the republican party” (1910)

While researching information about the Cherry Rock Bridge earlier in the week, I ran across an item about Carl Grinde from South Dakota that sent me off in search of ‘who were the insurgent Republicans’? It is always interesting to … Continue reading

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The Giant’s Causeway: County Antrim, Northern Ireland

Source: By code poet on flickr. –, CC BY-SA 2.0, A second place in the 1,000 places to see before you die calendar was Northern Ireland’s “otherworldly Giant’s Causeway.” These interlocking basalt columns are the result of volcanic … Continue reading

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Memories from Thanksgiving Past

Mother and Daddy lived in the Texas Panhandle the first few years of their marriage–a time that brought them 3 children in a row. Dad was the foreman on a ranch near Canyon, and Mother, of course, was at home … Continue reading

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King George IV, 1820-1830

George IV became king in 1820 and died in 1830.  His statue in Trafalgar Square is a bronze by Sir Francis Legatt Chantrey, completed in 1828, in which (at his own request) George IV is “dressed in ancient Roman attire … Continue reading

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Focus: Foreground or Background?

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Alison Lapper

In 2006, quite unexpectedly, R and I found ourselves in London for a very short few days.  We took one of those hop on-hop off bus tours for a few hours.  Also quite unexpectedly, as we entered Trafalgar Square, we … Continue reading

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Lottabusha County Cat Box

The crew showed up early yesterday morning to take out the tree, and late last evening to take out the concrete and roots.  Cats being curious creatures, they were intrigued by the idea of a new comfort station. It made … Continue reading

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The Perils of Lottabusha County

When I arrived home last week from my Texas trip, Randy advised me shortly before arrival: “You will not be able to get up the driveway.”  It did not look like this then; this is the new and improved driveway … Continue reading

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