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Entries from January 2015

Like riding a bicycle

January 31st, 2015 · No Comments

Oddly enough, reading through a couple of the Wickham Remembrances, I found myself considering more recent happenings: I can’t remember the last time I sat down to flip some of the pages in the Wickham Family Reunion Photograph Book. It is bittersweet, the memories of picnics and the people who were there, and who are […]

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Going to the Ohio Redoubt

January 29th, 2015 · No Comments

Don’t mention it to Der Bingle, but I’m really going to City Barbecue – and, with luck, this lunch will not be followed by a quick trip back to Lagrange because of a break-in. I may twist his arm and have him grab another Hot Head Burrito – or maybe a sub. I may think […]

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I have been reading ridiculous trash

January 29th, 2015 · No Comments

I fell into a period of reading a few books that go beyond Clive Cussler and the incredibly perfect Dirk Pitt who once drove an undersea vehicle around, if not the Mariana’s Trench, then another really long one, and exited the ocean on a beach while tourists stared. I don’t know why, really. Perhaps escapism, […]

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Pandora’s Box

January 28th, 2015 · 1 Comment

Quite a few years ago, I needed a story for a filler – a little comic piece of nothing – and so I sat down and wrote about the Wickham Family from Malcolm Falls. I don’t know where the characteristics and idiosyncrasies of the members of the family came from, although there may or may […]

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The Lost Weekend – Without Ray Milland

January 26th, 2015 · No Comments

So, a great many of young people don’t know who Ray Milland is; well, if they want a true education they had better learn. He is known for The Lost Weekend and back when older movie stars eagerly agreed to be on Columbo, he was the one in which Peter Falk stuck a potato is […]

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Movie and fire in basement

January 22nd, 2015 · No Comments

I completed most of Part 2 of Section One of getting the basement in order. I had a fire burning while I did the dirty work and then I sat and enjoyed its warmth and watched a movie, sitting in my Morris chair. This is the chair my mother sat in when she was little […]

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RE: mains of the day

January 21st, 2015 · 2 Comments

I have reached a new low. A pun – see post title – popped into my head and I could have used will power and pushed it out, but it was so easy to think about the day the water main connection broke in front of our house. At that time, although other towns considered […]

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Out-of-sorts and sports week-end

January 19th, 2015 · 1 Comment

Fluctuating between feeling really tired and then determined to get something accomplished and then frustrated with myself and reading, reading, reading, I decided it would be best not to watch any football because I so wanted Green Bay to win and because I so wanted the Patriots to lose. I had the psychic feeling that […]

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Elderberry wine

January 17th, 2015 · No Comments

Remember all the little old ladies on TV shows in the past that referred to Elderberry Wine? No? Well, that’s okay. Well, I have my version of that and it’s worked pretty well to fortify my constitution, dontcha know. However, I have developed a mild cold; at first, I thought I was going to be […]

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Hello driveway

January 15th, 2015 · No Comments

Yesterday was trash-stomping day. I do this almost every week – get up on a stepladder and use my weight to compress trash bags in the bins. Yesterday I fell off the ladder. I don’t know; I was on and then I was on the driveway on my back. Nothing broke and maybe the thin […]

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