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Brady Street Hotel

Brady Street Hotel

It was a week full of such delightful encounters that I almost want to become an extrovert.  First, a too rare gathering of my entire family for a weekend in Wisconsin, where we reminisced about the exhaustion of raising produce, ate delicious food, and spent time singing together. My brother William and my husband talked […]

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Anniversary of the Perfect Night

We are spending a lovely weekend with my family in Wisconsin.  Here is my post from last year this time, probably the most fun piece I ever wrote.  After our family “Christmas” is over, we plan to re-visit Promontory Point on our way home in memory of that night. And now, “The Perfect Night”:   […]

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Without The Words

I had great things planned for the three butternut squash.  I imagined sauteing them to share at a community garden night so people would learn how to use them.  I pictured a fine pie that people would think was pumpkin, but was actually made with butternut squash. While we were gone to Pickle Lake, the […]

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Old Married People

“I got a text with a heart in it!” I told Marnell the other night.  (It was from him.)  “That was really special since we’re old married people and don’t do romantic things anymore.” “Old?” he said. “I mean old as in, we’ve been married a long time. And I was just thinking that I […]

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Powdery Mildew

Powdery Mildew

From the land of birches and pines, we returned this week to Elkhart to find Bill the volunteer had overtaken not only the flowerbed but was fast claiming the front porch.  He was sending out curly green arms and wrapping them around any and all available anchors, whether blades of grass or splinters of mulch, […]

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