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Entries from December 2015

It’s New Year’s Eve Day???

December 31st, 2015 · No Comments

What? However did this happen? I thought Christmas had just passed . . . yesterday. It works out there have been several “yesterdays” since Christmas and KABOOM, this is New Year’s Eve Day; within hours it will be New Year’s Eve proper and then – 2016. So many times, people refer to some impending event […]

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Morning drearies

December 30th, 2015 · No Comments

I have a major case of the Morning Drearies. The symptoms are primarily a profound aversion to actually starting anything. I have not started to go get the oil changed in the car; I have not started to even think about taking the shower I need to take before I can go get the car […]

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Shadows in the night

December 30th, 2015 · No Comments

LZP sent a couple of nutcrackers and a Coca Cola Santa blowing bubbles and we put them on top of the firestove. Then, on Christmas night, I came awake and by the light of the bubble lights saw a stranger lurking:

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Kendallville and the powerless rangers

December 29th, 2015 · No Comments

I wrote of driving back from Dayton Sunday in rain; well, I’m glad I didn’t wait until Monday to trek back. About three o’clock in the afternoon, the power went out here. It spent about ten minutes previously flickering on and off, toying with us, but I figured it would go when I looked outside […]

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Not suspecting a thing at the Green in Beavercreek

December 28th, 2015 · No Comments

I kept telling him to move a little this way and that and finally, I wasn’t quite at the right spot, but I didn’t feel I could push it any further and so snapped this picture of: Man in a Gnome Hat. Of course, up closer, it looked that the tree that ate Dayton:

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Back in Kendallville

December 28th, 2015 · No Comments

I drove through a lot of rain yesterday, but, surprisingly, only patches of heavy traffic. I think there may have been an accident on the southbound lanes close to Dayton because that traffic was lined up, all lanes full and not moving, for some distance. However, it could have just been the mass of people […]

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Really quiet Christmas

December 26th, 2015 · 1 Comment

Der Bingle and I had a quiet Christmas here in the Ohio Redoubt and today was also quiet, because I felt sick. Not a big sick, but a little intestinal distress here and there and a nose full of green stuff and overall a feeling of wanting TO JUMP OUT OF MY SKIN. I didn’t, […]

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The Kendallville water bill Christmas Carol

December 24th, 2015 · 1 Comment

Before I left for Ohio, I parked on Main Street and hurried over to drop my water bill payment in the outdoor slot. However, they had just opened and so I went in – the only early bird client on the foggy morning that had delayed my departure. And for about 30 minutes, the water […]

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Two nights before Christmas

December 24th, 2015 · No Comments

Above is one of those inexpensive Christmas ties that plays music in a tinny sort of way. It is made of a material that feels like the satin on the edge of a blanket. This worked out well because here in Ohio, I did not have any satin on my blanket and that was a […]

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Hite’s Funeral Home’s Christmas Ghosts

December 22nd, 2015 · No Comments

I received a survey letter from a local funeral home; it was all very proper and dignified and I can’t fault it at all. It’s just . . . well, it’s right before Christmas and I had just been thinking of Scrooge’s ghosts of Christmases Past, Present and Future. I saw in my mind’s eye […]

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