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Wednesday, April 09, 2014 2:12 PM

It’s still trying to make up its mind, weatherwise, to rain or let the sunshine in. I guess we’ll not have much to do with the outcome, so let’s sit and have a cup of tea and be glad if it doesn’t turn into snow!

A couple of weeks ago I called and requested a catalog from Lehman’s. It is filled with all sorts of stuff, but I found the prices so high that I’ll probably end up just leafing through it once in a while. I’m rolling a couple of ideas around in my head, but that may be as far as I get. Savvy?

The 19th of April is the date set for the consignment sale down on Captina Creek. I hope to make the effort to drag home what Jim thinks would or should be buried “on site”! We’ll see.

I don’t get very far from “Yesteryear” and our house. Jim has health problems and I’ve just pretty much made our nest and try to keep it comfy. Today, if I don’t get rained out or change my plans, I want to get outside and see what I can get into. Let’s hope it’ll be a surprise, good or not so good.

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Wednesday, March 26, 2014 3:26 PM

Back in the mid fifties, our families were visited by our “Okies” from Oklahoma. An older uncle and aunt, their daughter and her children, spent some time in West Virginia and some with us here in Monroe County. The winding roads, sharp turns, and ups and down, scared the visitor. We tried to hide our grins! If she were still alive, she’d really have something to scoot to the middle of the seat, not look out the window and show signs of catchin’ the first Greyhound west!

It’s kind of gloomy out my windows today, but gloom is better than a snow attack or thunder and rainstorms. I must admit that high winds ain’t no respecter of TV reception. Anything that affects Jim’s westerns is hard for him to ignore. When we have big winds, the tin roof can bring you out of a sound sleep, but it doesn’t make me sorry for having them.

You’ll have to excuse me for a little bit. I’m gonna go clean out the fridge so I can take advantage of some of the low prices on produce at Riesbeck’s tomorrow. Catch you in a few.

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Wednesday, March 12, 2014 2:54 PM

This train has just about wore its tracks to a frazzle. Everytime I think I’m gonna earn a brief moment to regroup, I get a fever to start, and hopefully, finish another project, only to discover that it don’t pan out that way. I’m almost afraid to leave the room because when I step back in, I see something that I need to change or rearrange, and there I go go again! I must admit that I wouldn’t ever want one of those HGTV guys and his crew to expect me to leave it as he thinks is best. It looks my way and my plans and ideas or no way.
For the past five years, I’ve been wanting an old cupboard that reminds me of the one in Grandma Reed’s kitchen. Could I get anyone to help me move it? Do you really have to ask? Well, this morning I found myself unloading the shelves and pushing, shoving and placing it just where I wanted it to be painted and brought to a place of rest and peace. I knew I could do it! Nothing ventured ain’t nuthin’ gained. Right?

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Thursday, February 27, 2014 8:50 AM

When I sit down to visit “via pen” with you gals and guys, I’m guilty of a lot of start and stopping, but if I change direction, I never chew my tobacco twice. I know repeating bores me and I’m sure it does yo’uns. So since it has been said that the best defense is a good offense, be warned, I can hold my own with the worst case scenario and own up to knowing if I should have put offense first and defense second. Whatever works.

Although I haven’t gotten away from home much this winter, it does have its moments. Like it cuts gasoline down to hardly used. In fact, if we didn’t have to make drugstore visits, keep the animals in quality food and run up to Convenient or Riesbecks, we’d be walking in a field of dreams. I ain’t no dreamer; I’m a lady who takes every chance to do things in stride and then have to back up and punt.

Thanks to the specials on bagels, lettuce, Marzetti’s dressings and the wonderful price on fresh eggs, along with many other deals, we’ve been pretty blessed and able to enjoy watching the snows from indoors. I’ve never been one to invest much in bird feed, but between scraps here in the house and Jessie’s grain that she can’t help but scatter a little, I feel as though I’m trying to do my part for the birds.

My Train of Thoughts 2/13/14 PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, February 12, 2014 2:06 PM

The sun it is oh shinin’ and the word snow is still showing up on the TV screen. You look at it if you choose to. I prefer to switch over to Andy Griffith after I see the list of school closings. It’ll do whatever anyhow, so it’s my decision and I’m stickin’ to it.

Jim and I were saddened to hear of the passing of Roger Dornon. When the work was being performed on our home a few years ago, Roger was someone I learned from and depended on around this place. Two of my favorite things that he handled with both care and an effort to please were the chandelier on the front porch and the ceiling light on the back porch. This last mentioned was one of the works of art that Dick Howell (who along with his wife Pat) owned and operated Pat’s Gift Shoppe, constructed with both care and beauty. Thanks to Roger it is still hanging firm and letting light cover the porch. I don’t know the age of it, but fifty years plus is probably a low guess. My thanks to Roger and the work he did and our sympathies to his family. vlk