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Entries from July 2011

Roasting in Shipshewana

July 31st, 2011 · 1 Comment

We mowed on Wednesday afternoon – WEDNESDAY – and guess what? Yes, we had to mow again today. Three of us rotating on tractors and Someone is complaining of a sore butt. Some people used kukris to slash at weeds because, dontcha know, using a Gurkha knife is way better than using a weedeater or […]

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Nightmares

July 31st, 2011 · No Comments

I didn’t have bad dreams last night; I had them after I snuggled back down at twenty minutes to seven this morning. I don’t remember much about these dreams that occurred like the snippets of movies you see in a series of trailers. I do remember having a limp in the middle of a seemingly […]

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Pickin’ cottom

July 30th, 2011 · No Comments

Shane is shedding, not just a hair here and there and everywhere; it is a cotton ball shedding. I vacuumed the living room yesterday and when I reached the end at which I finished and looked back at the end at which I had started . . . yes, a new crop of cotton balls. […]

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Mediacom and the cut fiber optic line

July 29th, 2011 · 1 Comment

Yes, we had no internet today – until now, when we do have it, but it is already four. Summer could not track her ebay packages and was distraught. We saved the situation by looking it up using a phone. Well, I guess we will go take the paper bags off our heads now that […]

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Alleged Bratwurst Attack

July 28th, 2011 · 1 Comment

I opened my mail this morning and saw this from LZP: DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Authorities say a Des Moines woman has been assaulted with a bratwurst at her home. It wasn’t bold and it wasn’t red; I did that so that you would be used to the flash of red in the paragraph […]

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Ah, yes, a memory in my mind’s ear

July 27th, 2011 · No Comments

I was going to write about this earlier, but I forgot. Then just now I remembered. Last week Der Bingle remarked that he had heard an old Roger Miller song on the radio. And he mentioned the title. What I heard was not quite right since I have apparently entered that phase of life when […]

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Lost in literature

July 27th, 2011 · No Comments

Someone in our family is taking a summer class that involves reading and grammar and vocab. That reading includes poetry and literature. So, every now and then, Someone walks up, plops down beside me and says, “Grandma . . . ” She gets me started on one certain poem and then leaves and I go […]

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July 26

July 26th, 2011 · 3 Comments

On this day every year, I begin a month of being one year younger than Der Bingle. Yes, it is his birthday. He has had others . . .  chortle, chortle, giggle, smirk. Oh wait, what is it with the smirking? I must not forget that soon I will be adding one more to my […]

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Things are too easy

July 23rd, 2011 · 1 Comment

Many moons ago, as in something like over 120, LZP sent a Peeps album to me because Der Bingle had this thing about Peeps. Summer liked it – especially one song – and played it over and over. Then one day, the purple disc disappeared. I was talking about that to LZP just now and […]

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What am I doing up at 6 the 30 am

July 23rd, 2011 · No Comments

I think I had to go to the bathroom, now that I go over it in my mind. Yes, I think that woke me. Oh, yes! Now, I fully remember. I heard the clock – it did the 16 chime thing, but no hour bong thing. So I bounded to the clock – yes, bounded […]

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