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Friday, July 03, 2015
  • 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. 
  • 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. 
  • She misses going fishing with her grandfather. 
  • I felt like a kid in a candy store when my husband and I attended a local garden fair.
  • It was a simple picture. 
  • 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. 
  • I am listening for a knock on the door. 
  • 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. 
  • It has been a good week. 
  • 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. 
  • 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.
  • I turned a profit on my walk yesterday. As I rounded a corner I spied two battered pennies on the ground.
  • Sometimes I am amazed at how much my life has changed through the years.
  • 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. 
  • It’s official. Spring has arrived at last.
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