Monthly Archives: July 2011

Abigail’s Fund for Children

I’m taking a few days off from blogging. This will be my way to honor my cousin Abigail and pay my respects to her parents Jean and David. Friday, her family and friends gathered at her funeral, a smorgasbord of … Continue reading

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A Sad Post: A Young Death

My mother’s voice mail message was ominous. “Call me back as soon as you can.” Immediately I got nervous.  “Mom, when you call don’t sound like it’s an emergency.” “Well there is some sad news. Abigail was killed in a … Continue reading

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Summertime, and my reading is…

eclectic. I read fiction and non- fiction; collect titles, order from my local library, bookstore and on-line, and borrow from friends. Here are some highlights: Soul Catcher by Michael C. White   Augusta Cain, notorious fugitive slave catcher is hired … Continue reading

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Happy 81st Birthday, Mom!

 Today’s is my mother’s 81st birthday.  Last year for her 80th we had a family party, attended by her four children, spouses, and nearly all of her 9 grandchildren. Since then, two great-grandsons have arrived and another great-grandchild is due … Continue reading

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Finished Projects!

 It was blistering hot today. I stayed inside to finish some knitting projects.  These are for the new grandchild due at the end of August.  The blanket is two yarns held together with purl ridges on top of stockinette, sort … Continue reading

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Art Heists: Film, Fact, & Fantasy

When I go to an art exhibit, be it small gallery or large museum, I play a game with myself:  I select a painting  I’d like to bring home and imagine where in my house to display my “souvenir.” Of … Continue reading

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Cheese-less Pesto!

“You’re a what?” I hadn’t heard the word vegan until my son Jacob, then in college, announced he had become one 8 years ago.  Being vegan then was hard; he had to lobby to convince his college dining service to … Continue reading

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Cops & Robbers, Twizzlers & Ping Pong

Throw a few kids together, take away all the electronics, what do you get? Imaginative play! Like books made of paper, the art of invention hasn’t disappeared. I was a bit worried when I invited two friends to our lake house … Continue reading

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Joining the Queue

“For nearly two weeks, tens of thousand of people have taken numbers, formed lines, roasted in the sun, pitched tents, taken cover form lightning and rain, slept sparingly, rarely showered, packed up their tents, joined new lines and done it … Continue reading

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Biking & Borscht

Saturday we biked around Sullivan County, New York. We parked at the bucolic Stone Arch Bridge, built by Swiss immigrants in 1880.  In January 1892, the bridge earned the “Hex Murder” moniker when father and son Adam and Joseph Heidt … Continue reading

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