Monthly Archives: October 2007

Back When Grandpa was a Boy

During some of my visits with Dad, he would talk a lot about his growing up days in Guthrie OK. Although he seemed to have felt misunderstood, and went on to a different kind of life than his family’s, he … Continue reading

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San Diego Fires

We have so much family in that area. Scott’s sister and her family have had to evacuate. His mom and stepdad are packed and ready to evacuate. I’m not sure about other extended family. I’ve been anxious all day…it seems … Continue reading

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Morning Prayer

Our new vicar is at a preaching conference in Lexington this weekend so we had a simpler service this morning, just what they call “Morning Prayer”. Without a properly ordained person, we can’t have the normal service with communion. That … Continue reading

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Breaking Up is Easy to Do

If you’ve followed Nickel Creek’s career at all, you might be interested in reading this article that was in the Lexington paper: http://www.kentucky.com/music/story/206914.html After the band wraps up the final tour (at the end of next month) there will still … Continue reading

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Sesame Street in the Glory Days

This clip is so sweet–it has Big Bird and Buffy Saint Marie discussing how she feeds her little baby.

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Hurray for Food Giant!

I like shopping at my local grocery store as much as possible instead of shopping at Walmart and Kroger. Food Giant is “employee owned” (whatever that means) and relatively local. It is on this end of town.   The furthest parking … Continue reading

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Chicken and Basil Fried Rice–Encore, encore!

I made the meal again last night, but this time I had oyster sauce and bell pepper and cucumber and cilantro…. And we all agreed, it was wonderful, and even better than last time. Also my mom, who is now … Continue reading

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Chicken and Basil Fried Rice

Coming home from driving D17 around to possible places of employment (he pulled a muscle in his neck, so he couldn’t drive) I began to ponder what to make for dinner tonight. I had on hand chicken breast tenderloins that … Continue reading

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29 Years Ago

That was a long time ago! My little sisters were flower girls This was taken around the time of our 25th anniversary:

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More Roses

Granada, Tuscan Sun and Golden Celebration love the fall, too. Granada is the swirly one at the front–one of my favorite roses for its cheerful circus-like colors and rose-y fragrance. Unfortunately mine hasn’t been a strong bloomer. I’m thinking of … Continue reading

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IBMA Week

IBMA Week is wrapping up. We used to go every year, and I hope we can go again some year. IBMA stands for International Bluegrass Music Association–it’s a trade organization–but by the end of their annual tradeshow, conference, Awards Show … Continue reading

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Jerram Barrs’ Booklist for Children

My friend Tulipgirl got this from her friend, whose husband received it as a handout in a class taken with Jerram Barrs–a warm and thoughtful writer and highly respected seminary professor. It would have been wonderful to find a booklist … Continue reading

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Francis Dubreuil and Bonica are Happy Together

Another bouquet. I removed the background for fun.

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More Roses Who Love Fall

Abraham Darby loves the fall.  But he’s also been one of the more reliable bloomers throughout the difficult growing season this year. Gruss An Aachen has had a lovely fall flush.  It has bloomed in successive flushes throughout the growing … Continue reading

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I Want to Buy This House!

The Cave House….for only $2.7 million.  Can I have it?  Can I, can I, please????

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The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio

I would never have heard of this movie if Sean and Sara Watkins (of Nickel Creek) hadn’t been involved in the soundtrack. Hearing that they played on it, I resolved to rent the movie when it came out, and then … Continue reading

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