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Sunday, July 05, 2015
She is thankful for day of sunshine
Once again we have escaped disaster. Twice this month the river has swollen and overflowed. Twice this month the backyard has been under water. The house has remained blessedly dry both times.
Memories were made while picking berries
The raspberries are beginning to ripen. If you are blessed with black raspberries, do not brush your teeth immediately before eating them. Minty toothpaste combined with the flavor of fresh raspberries is not a good combination.
Love of fishing with grandpa is passed on
She misses going fishing with her grandfather.
Perfect day was spent at garden fair
I felt like a kid in a candy store when my husband and I attended a local garden fair.
Kids in puddle gave her peace of mind
It was a simple picture.
Grandmother's mannerisms are passed on
My brother, David, made the long trip to my town to help my other brother, Michael, haul his new project home last weekend. They stopped by my house for a quick visit. As we all went out the front door an army of carpenter bees buzzed around us.
Family visits push to-do list aside
I am listening for a knock on the door.
Signs of summer beginning to appear
One of Gracie’s friends left her a present the other day. Gracie is our calico cat who never goes outside. Nevertheless, she has many friends who stroll through the yard and entice her to sprint from window to window just so they can visit.
Several surprises added up to a good day
It has been a good week.
The little things make life worthwhile
I saved three lives last week. My husband had stopped mowing long enough for a water break. As he drank, I looked down at his feet. A foot or two in front of him was a hole in the grass that I soon realized was a rabbit nest. If he hadn’t stopped for water, he might have run over the nest in his next pass.
Animals got to feast on first plants
The war has begun and I have lost the first skirmish. I bought some pansies at the store last week. A six-pack of spinach jumped into my cart to keep them company. I planted the pansies and half of the spinach into a raised planter. The rest of the spinach went into the garden. A day later everything was settling in nicely.
Pennies found may bring good luck
I turned a profit on my walk yesterday. As I rounded a corner I spied two battered pennies on the ground.
Years have changed Easter celebration
Sometimes I am amazed at how much my life has changed through the years.
Beauty can be carved from plain wood
That was interesting. I attended a woodcarving show and exhibition this past Saturday. It was the first time I had been to one of these shows as an exhibitor. I shared a table with the president of our local carving club. Two of the other club members had tables on either side of us.
Season puts a spring in mom's step
It’s official. Spring has arrived at last.
The Commercial Review, Jay County's Daily Newspaper
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