Monthly Archives: July 2014

Drive-ins

Drive-ins Recently the sole surviving drive-in movie theater anywhere around here was in danger of closing. Newspaper articles and petitions ensued, and while I never saw a petition to sign, the threatened closing brought back memories. And, no, these are … Continue reading

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The Glad Game

The Glad Game Though I didn’t know it at the time, reading “Pollyanna,” one of my favorite childhood books, taught a lesson that stands me in good stead even today. The lesson was called “The Glad Game.” Pollyanna was a … Continue reading

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Pens

Pens It never fails. If I mention to kids that ballpoint pens were not in general use until I was in 7th grade, someone invariably asks, in all sincerity, “Did you use quill pens?” Well, not quite, but in elementary … Continue reading

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Bixby

Bixby September, 2001 – March, 2008 Bixby, a magnificent all-black male cat with golden eyes came into my life at about 10 weeks. Here he describes life in his own words. I was born on September 30, 2001. There were … Continue reading

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Knitting

Knitting Embroidery, latch hook, knitting – I learned them all. For some reason I could never get the hang of crocheting, but I loved to knit, and while not as good as my teacher, Aunt Florine, I did a credible … Continue reading

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Sewing

Sewing Thanks, Diane, for posting pictures of sewing patterns in “Do You Remember?”  Wow, that brought back memories. I think I was in sixth grade when a friend’s mother, Mrs. Brennan, taught us both to sew using a pattern as … Continue reading

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4th of July

4th of July Celebrating the Nation’s birthday Red, white, and blue….flags, streamers, balloons , bunting, items of clothing and jewelry At the lake…by the river…on the beach…in the backyard…in the town …in the city Parades big and small…folded lawn chair … Continue reading

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