Archive for November, 2010


Hostess Snack Sets

I have this collection of Hostess Snack Sets. I’ll bet someone in your family had a set, if not several.  They’re those beautiful little glass plates, with a little matching punch cup, and an upraised ring on the plate so the cup can’t slide.  They’re delicate and petite… just enough space for a triangular sandwich […]

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Bright Golden Haze

I love my neighborhood! I live on a regular street “in town”.   But this is the view off of my back porch this morning.  The cattle aren’t mine.  They belong to our next door neighbor.  I love seeing these beautiful round bales of hay this time of year, and the rosy haze on the trees […]

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Old and Gray

I believe I wrote this four years ago.  It may have been more.  This sweet couple is no longer with us.  I woke up thinking about them this morning and had to go find this.  I need the reminder… They have been married for 73 years.   He was born in this territory before New Mexico […]

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Pecan Pie

My first pecan pie of the season has just gone into the oven.  Had to buy the pecans at the store… my tree just isn’t ready to give them up yet.  That’s my “new” rolling pin.  If you haven’t read about my old one, I hope you’ll scroll on down a couple of articles, or […]

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Getting Dressed

It looks like we call one another And plan to look just like each other Have you ever heard such It’s just a bit much Always dressing the same as my mother! – What in the world?  We show up for church services dressed in matching colors almost always.  I pick her up for breakfast […]

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Rolling Pin

I have this rolling pin. I’m not sure who it belonged to, and I truly regret that.  I’m feeling quite sure it was one of my great-grandmothers’, but there is a chance it belonged to a great-great-grandmother.  I found it in the basement of Nana and Granddad’s home after they had passed away.  Unlike me, […]

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I Would Rather…

I would rather be in a classic wooden row boat out on a quiet pond than on a jet-ski skimming across a lake. I would rather have coffee with a friend, sitting at a little bistro table than be in a huge crowd of people whose drinks include a little paper umbrella. I would rather […]

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Airports

I realized something today When I’ve got something bossy to say I try to get smart With this form of art And a limerick starts coming my way  – I’m tired of rude people with lip Who wear, on their shoulder, a chip They don’t give a care And a smile would be rare Still […]

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Bundles of Joy

Five little bundles of joy Four girls and one baby boy We add happily To our family tree Five little bundles of joy – With our large, close-knit families, we are continually blessed with children… but 2010 has been a banner year.  Three nieces and two cousins have had babies.  Beginning in January with Cora, […]

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Grandma Fields

     Mmmmm… nothing like opening a door to the aroma of baking bread.  And this was the delightful gift that Grandma Fields gave to her family over and over and over again.  If bread wasn’t baking in the oven, then you were sure to find dough rising in a bowl, or already freshly made and […]

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In the Basement

We knew everyone in the basement.  Oh!   Thank you for letting me write that down.  It’s been floating around in my head for a few years now.  I said it out loud once and it sounded like such a fun book title.  I have no desire to write a book, but I do love to […]

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Elected

I’ve been very anxious all day To see what the voters would say Will we win, will we lose Tell me, who will we choose It’s Susana Martinez, Hooray! – From the first time I heard her debate – way back in February – when five Republicans were seeking the governor’s seat, I was so […]

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