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The Art of Being a Bad Guest

The Art of Being a Bad Guest

I’ve been writing about hospitality lately, and it occurs to me that there is an art to being a good guest, too.   Receiving hospitality properly means arriving in good time, using proper manners, and possibly taking a hostess gift. Last night, we were supposed to arrive at the home of our pastor Collier and his […]

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Strawburied

Strawburied

I’m only three-fourth done with my strawberry pies, and about one-fourth done with the bread I decided to make at the last possible minute.  So I thought of posting only my title, leaving you to come to your own conclusions.  But I had to prove my point. Remember a few weeks ago, I wrote about […]

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Bill

With no ridicule intended for my younger brother William, I christened the squash plant Bill. A short name that bursts out of the mouth seemed to fit a squash plant that appeared in my flower bed one day this spring, between the geranium row and the coleus and hosta section.  He was only a few inches […]

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Still There

Still There

I have a patient who is a delightful little person who doesn’t talk a lot. When she feels a nap coming on, she will simply announce, “Tired”. What happens next reminds me of the discussion of hospitality we had a few weeks ago. Practicing hospitality can be a trial when people are pushy and unreasonable. […]

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Into the earth!

Into the earth!

Three cheers for the biggest hero of the mechanics of the garden! I didn’t know I married a gardener, but it works out great! Below, another hero with a fancy little machine or two, Jim Weldy, the food pantry’s tiller and black plastic and drip line man. Three cheers for the adults who helped! We […]

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