Month: July 2016

Bee Barf Honey
Posted in Flotsam Friends and Kin

My sister’s bees barf tasty honey.

My sister and her husband live in Oregon and raise bees. Not sure about their marketing strategy. I do want to buy a t-shirt, so…

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Posted in Grey Gardens West

But honey… it’s rustic!

RUSTIC IS MAGIC! I finally got this flooring saw that I’ve had my eye on. After I figured out how to use the dumb thing,…

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That time a bird pooped on my head
Posted in Back in My Day

Why hoodies were invented

One warm summer night, a few years ago, I was leaving work- about 4 am, I work nights. I stopped to chat with one of…

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1950's couple standing in yard
Posted in Friends and Kin

Tune the UHF channel for your vicinity

Teresa’s maternal grandparents living in Renton, Washington, in 1957. I would bet that this was taken late on a Saturday afternoon, before some kind of…

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1960's mother reading to the young uns.
Posted in Friends and Kin

Reading is FUNdamental. Also, the TV was broken.

  Here’s my mother reading to my sister Evelyn, who is obviously not paying attention. These days, Evelyn routinely beats me at Scrabble, so I…

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1950's Television was a harbinger of the future
Posted in Back in My Day Flotsam

Strange predictions from the distant past

Good grief, this is what they actually thought in the early fifties… Some day we may even have small computers in our homes, drawing their…

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Harger tape belongs in every tool set
Posted in Grey Gardens West

Hanger Tape is right up there with duct tape and large Phillip’s screwdrivers

One of our downspouts had rusty old brackets, and the problem was compounded by strong winds and people bumping into it over the years.

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silver pockets full - Five Saturdays, Five Sundays, Five Fridays. only every 823 years
Posted in Flotsam

Silver Pockets full, and car keys in the other

It’s so easy to fall for these email forwards if you don’t keep your guard up. When I got this one last year, the first…

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