Charles Miller, his friends called him Buddy, and everybody was his friend
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R.I.P. Bud Miller

My brother and friend Bud Miller AKA Charles S. Miller, passed away in October, in a house he was renting next to a river, way…

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My Uncle, Police chief Smith of Hartford, AL. circa 1970
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A salute to Chief Smith of Hartford, Alabama

This is something my cousin in Alabama posted about my uncle, who died 25 years ago. I wish I had been able to get to…

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Teresa washing her face 2013
Posted in Friends and Kin Grey Gardens West

A cautionary tale about shelves over toilets

We make mistakes, we are human. For example, the mustard colored paint in the tiny upstairs bathroom. That’s nothing. See that shelf behind Teresa’s head?…

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Mother In Law wedding bridal photo
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R.I.P. Carol

Teresa’s mom passed away a few days ago, she will be greatly missed. I wish I had started this site a few years ago, I…

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Dowel Painting tool
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Suddenly I’m Bob Villa? Not hardly.

I wanted to stain this vital component of our home security system (A stick that goes in the window frame) but it’s a dowel. So…

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Kaleidoscopic image of hardware store springs
Posted in Flotsam Grey Gardens West

This right here, is spring fever.

I was at McLendon’s Hardware in Renton a few weeks ago, and I was impressed with their assortment of springs. Sadly, I could not think…

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SNAPSHOT: Daphne on the phone already

I guess we took Daphne in for a photo shoot at Sears or whatever in maybe 1991? Her typical sunny attitude shows through!

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