Monthly Archives: November 2016

Fall and Pears and Fallen Pears

November 30 – We have finally said good bye to our dear friends, those pretty-but-dangerous yellow jackets! As we walk past the old pear tree that has dropped a number of bushels of fruit this year, we see all of … Continue reading

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Dehydration Can be a Good Thing

November 29 – We have never before dried any fruits or vegetables except tomatoes, so it’s quite different this year as we have dried Asian pears and pears from an ancient tree out in the pasture the other side of … Continue reading

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A Lifetime of Teaching

November 23 – Just a follow-up on my teacher/volunteer post from earlier this week. I have been a teacher all my life, and have taught in various places for many years: from college graduation in 1949 and my first teaching … Continue reading

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School Hugs and Greeting

November 21 – Thanks to our son, David, I will have many good memories of a recent program to honor former staff members and volunteers last week as the education staff went all out to recognize those who had been … Continue reading

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Ends and Odds

November 17 – We enjoyed having our son Dave, his wife Darlene, and son Christopher here this past weekend, and enjoyed Dave’s sermon for church. He did quite well and got so many appreciative amens and chuckles from it. He … Continue reading

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The First Frost (Bah Humbug)

November 15 – Another nice, sunny, mild day and it is now coming to a close. Chris is starting to fix supper and has nothing for Dale to help with, as yet. Janice, Harvey’s mother, came over to give us … Continue reading

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Be Willing to Work…

November 13 – Just listened to several TV programs where all of the invited participants were free to answer the questions posed by the moderator. As I moved from one channel to another and then back again, I found there … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the US Election

November 12 – Well it’s finally over, and I am really thankful that we will no longer be subjected to political ads that have become more and more hateful through these last few months. How in the world would any … Continue reading

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Colors in the Woods

November 9 – Since we had heard it might rain, we decided to take our almost-daily walk along our trails that form the boundary of our property. Just as we had walked about 30 feet, Dale said, “I think it’s … Continue reading

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Retirement, With Morning Glories (and laundry)

November 7 – Well, here I am again after a couple weeks or so of keeping my thoughts to myself instead of sharing with folks who check on us via our blogs.  Now it’s not that we don’t think the … Continue reading

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