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Solution to the puzzle
Monday, July 19, 2021      5 comments

Actually, though no one who commented made a guess, enough information (I think) was given that probably most people would be able to guess, provided they weren't thinking about a motel. If I were to say, think of a creature that is normally da... Read more
A puzzle
Sunday, July 18, 2021      5 comments

So I have a puzzle for anyone who might still be on SP and happen to read this. During our road trip, dd and I were in a reasonably nice hotel in Meridian, MS. We were doing this and that before going to bed, when all of a sudden she scr... Read more
Road Trip
Saturday, July 17, 2021      8 comments

Tonight I got home from a road trip lasting eleven days. I still can't believe I did it, especially since my car started out with over 230,000 miles on it, and an intermittent engine problem which multiple trips to the mechanic had failed to so... Read more
In shock
Wednesday, July 14, 2021      7 comments

Yesterday I visited an old college friend of mine whom I had not seen in about ten years, and with whom I had only communicated on Facebook. Ten years ago when I saw her, she looked as I remembered her, only older, as I was myself, and just as ... Read more
Fun performance of The Magic Flute
Sunday, July 04, 2021      7 comments

I posted this information on the classical music lovers team, but I thought I would post it in my blog as well. For those who enjoy opera, a very talented group of young singers has done a Zoom version of Mozart's The Magic Flute, in f... Read more
Wedding Invitation Blues
Friday, July 02, 2021      6 comments

After much frustration related to getting the invitations to my son's wedding, I have some unsolicited advice for anyone needing wedding invitations. Do NOT get them made for you by friends. We have some lovely friends who offered to do the in... Read more
Shirt With Burrs (doesn't that sound like the name of a painting?)
Tuesday, June 29, 2021      8 comments

So, just for fun, I am sharing a picture of my shirt covered with burrs after doing some most unpleasant yard work. Yes, my yard has many more weeds than grass. And most of those seem to be burr plants. I have no idea what the real name is. ... Read more
Burrs, burrs, and more burrs
Saturday, June 26, 2021      2 comments

I mentioned recently in a daily status that I had been doing some yard work, pulling nasty weeds, and that I came in covered in burrs. Well there were so many burrs on my pants that I decided to count them as I pulled them off. I learned from ... Read more
Proud of myself
Monday, June 14, 2021      6 comments

Last week I went out of town (slightly) for a mini vacation. I was only about an hour away, but in a small town near a lake. Very different atmosphere, not to mention very few stores and restaurants. And the second day I was there, I needed t... Read more
Why we have Memorial Day
Monday, May 31, 2021      1 comments

"... that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion -- that we he... Read more
Memorial Day
Sunday, May 30, 2021      4 comments

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One liners
Monday, May 24, 2021      13 comments

Although I am reasonably smart, I am not quick, and I almost never come up with a witty comeback in a timely fashion. Usually I think of brilliant things I could have said....two hours later than the moment. But last night was the exception, a... Read more
At least we got a laugh
Friday, May 14, 2021      10 comments

This was just about the funniest thing I can remember, but I don't think the humor will carry over well into the written word. Dd and I laughed and laughed and laughed - I doubt it will seem funny on paper, but I also want to remember it, just ... Read more
So Blessed
Sunday, May 09, 2021      5 comments

Today I went with my son and his lovely fiancee to visit a possible venue for their wedding reception. They are considering two other venues, both of which are very expensive, and I admit I didn't have high hopes for this one, largely because i... Read more
Annual Physical
Tuesday, April 13, 2021      6 comments

I saw my primary care doctor today. It is quite difficult to get in to see him. Unfortunately for me, I am a very complicated patient, and a PA really isn't a good option for me, so I make the effort to get him. Not to mention that he also lo... Read more

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