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Entries from May 2015

My favorite getting old joke

May 31st, 2015 · No Comments

My cousin Glenda forwarded to me an email she had received containing getting old jokes. I could relate them all here, but I’m going to highlight the one that tickled me the most and seemed like something my dad would have said. Just before the funeral services, the undertaker came up to the very elderly […]

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Dumpster filling

May 29th, 2015 · 1 Comment

For the next to weeks, we will be filling a large dumpster with trash, unnecessary clutter in out house. It is intimidating and challenging; I don’t want to waste one cubic foot with an uneven loading job. We started today. If I turn up missing, I might have a suggestion where someone might look – […]

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I may or may not write something

May 28th, 2015 · No Comments

Well, all right, I decided to write something, but a I’m still at the stage where it could wind up being really literal , such as: SOMETHING. So, I have been outside and fiddled with the weedeater and used the electric mower a wee bit in back; I am envisioning the backyard a solid mass […]

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AmeliaJake hiding

May 26th, 2015 · No Comments

Bit by bit, I am going through things and in my pile of hats, I found Der Bingle’s Reaper/Predator hat from the program he has been working on. And I put it on my head; I don’t think I’m going to give it back. (Pay no attention to UBO, who is making a sneak attack […]

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Grass in Kendallville

May 24th, 2015 · No Comments

I’ve mowed the grass twice now and it needs it again. Actually, it needs a master gardener, but I’ve put a sign up by my hedge that says DELIBERATE WILDERNESS in that color.  I stuck a shepherd’s hook in close to it and hung a basket of yellow flowers as sort of a peace offering […]

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Grandma Shimp’s apron

May 24th, 2015 · No Comments

This tattered old thing belonged to my Grandma Jessie Shimp and then somewhere along the line Mother dug it out and started using it. It would be nice if I could say that I use it while whipping up great dishes like Grandma and Mother used to do, but I don’t like to cook. Usually […]

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A worn out kitchen counter and good use for it

May 23rd, 2015 · No Comments

I desperately should replace the old counter in the kitchen; maybe some day, there will be a good deal and I will and maybe I’ll just leave it, the price of the house reflecting an allowance for others to get what they want. Still, the counter and sink serve a good purpose each year when […]

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Pictures touching the heart

May 22nd, 2015 · No Comments

Some pictures make you smile a special way, accompanied by a tightening throat and tearing eyes. Here are two that do so: This first one is my cousin Susie Woodrow Anderson, standing behind the bouquet she puts together for her Uncle Bob every year. She has an eye for bring colors together in a gentle […]

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The 16th Memorial Day trip

May 22nd, 2015 · No Comments

The grave is right beside the roadway in a country cemetery in west/central Indiana. It is hours away from where I now live, but since the development of the Hoosier Heartland Highway, that time has been cut down and the vistas crossing the state are soothing, at least better that red lights and obscure turns. […]

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College for better future in VA Hospital

May 21st, 2015 · No Comments

The buildings are long and built of red brick, with rows of windows lined up like soldiers. I’m talking about the earlier days of Veteran’s Administration hospitals. I’ve just spent 20 minutes looking for a picture postcard of one that I picked up at an antique store; I thought I’d posted it here because on […]

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