Monthly Archives: November 2014

From My Childhood – Do you wanna lick the railing?

November 18 – With all the snow going on in Buffalo today, it reminds me of another problem with the icy weather back in good old Erie. This time I was in sixth grade when we kids were all playing … Continue reading

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Baby, it’s cold outside!

November 17 – Sure don’t get up as early in the morning as we do when the sun shines on a thermometer that registers in the seventies. We keep a pretty good check of the weather around here, so we … Continue reading

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Thrifty time

November 16 – Last Thursday (our usual Town Day), we did just about as much visiting with our friends in the stores as we did shopping, but that’s why we both enjoy Thursdays so much. Good news about some who … Continue reading

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Talkin’ Turkey (sort of)

November 14 – Our granddaughter Rindy is now officially installed in her apartment in Topeka, and we hope she is over with that cough by the time she starts work next week. I’m sure it was pretty chilly there for … Continue reading

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Who sets the thermostat?

November 14 – Sitting here in the spare bedroom / computer room, I think of what I have repeated to Dale in the last couple days. “This house was built back to front. The bedrooms are cozy and warm when … Continue reading

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A hodge-podge day, with cat

November 12 – Yesterday and today were very cold, with strong winds blowing the leaves back and forth on the lawn, and keeping us inside catching up on some of the various on-hold tasks while we were outside most of … Continue reading

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African Tales – The ants went marching two by two

November 12 – I spent 20 years (from 1935 to 1955) of my early life growing up in Southern Rhodesia, (now Zimbabwe), the son of missionaries who lived on various mission stations in the country. There was nature all around, … Continue reading

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Typewriters from times past

November 10 – Blogging is certainly a new extension of the keyboard for us older folk. I tried to find our ancient manual typewriter the other day, but it is hidden somewhere up in the attic. ¬†However, here are couple … Continue reading

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But the cat came back

November 10 – Yesterday was a great day to be outside working, but I hate to think of that big icy blast coming down here from Canada in a couple days! Sixty plus for a day or so, and then … Continue reading

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So what’s a fruit, anyhow?

November 8 – Just a quick post before the day is over! We have several crates of tomatoes down in the basement; some really ripe, others turning ripe, and still others really green. Nice to have plenty to give away … Continue reading

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