Archive for April, 2012


Dandelions

It’s that time of year… when I work out in my huge yard for hours on end, loving the quiet time of meditation.  Much of the time – perhaps the majority – is spent on dandelions. I ask myself why.  Why can’t these little beauties just stay?  They’re amazing.  They survive all the elements, and […]

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Strawberry Banana Cake

What a happy springtime cake.  Oh you can bet… memories attached! When I was in the 7th grade, I made some Double Chocolate Pudding Cookies for the cookie bake-off, earning myself a spot in the cake bake-off.  The cake bake-off didn’t go so well. I had practiced this cake and had it down to perfection.  […]

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Peace in the Pecos

We had spent a few days in the Pecos Wilderness, miles away from roads and cars, televisions and cell phones.  The sounds were of small mountain streams, birds, the occasional chipmunk scurrying up a tree.  But all good things must come to an end, so we’d hiked back out to civilization, driven to the closest […]

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Just Once More

Just one more time, I’d like to hear my Granddad singing “Salvation Has Been Brought Down”. Just once more, I’d like to walk into that house in Yucca Heights and smell Grandma’s roast cooking along with baked apples. I would like to step up on the porch of Nana’s house, and see her sitting on […]

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A Visit From Tillie

What a delightful way to spend an afternoon!  I’ve just had a visit from two wonderful ladies, Tillie and Rosemary.  This was our second little get-together, and I have to share! Maybe you read my post sometime back about the quilt squares made by my great-grandmother and others in the Floyd community.  (Click here to […]

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Crepe Myrtle Fanatic

I’m working on some self-analysis today.  Trying to figure out how I have become such a fanatic about my crepe myrtles.  Although I told myself not to give them a thought until May, this day finds me outside inspecting them for signs of tiny red leaves.  And even though leaves are starting to pop out, […]

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Carmelina’s Coffee Cups

I have these beautiful green coffee cups.  They’re not supposed to belong to me.  They’re supposed to belong to her… a friend from days gone by. She rented a little studio apartment from us, on the end of our house.  The first time she came around to my kitchen door to talk with me, I […]

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Titanic

I can’t imagine that ill-fated day in 1912.  I’ve read books and have seen the movie.  I’ve loved old photos, and have watched documentaries.  I plan to see The Artifact Exhibition later this year.  My love for cruising holds me spellbound to this tragic story, though it truly breaks my heart. I remember my very […]

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My Manicure

Will Rogers said, “What the country needs is dirtier fingernails and cleaner minds.” How I love this quote.  It’s fun to conjure it up when I’ve been in my flowerbeds all day and my nails are black with soil. It’s finally time to get back out there in our yards, think about plowing our garden […]

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Corn Flake Candy

This is such a fun and simple candy recipe.  It’s not fancy, but it sure is delicious! Corn Flake Candy 1/2 Cup Karo 1/4 Cup Sugar Combine these in a saucepan, bring to a boil, then RIGHT AWAY stir in 1/3 Cup Peanut Butter Stir and remove from heat now!   Stir in 2 Cups Corn […]

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Another Portrait

You just can’t predict the wonderful little coincidences that come along in life.  They’re always a great joy when they come!  Like learning a new word, then hearing it in conversation the next day.  Or traveling to an interesting park on vacation, and seeing it in a movie a few weeks later.  I love things […]

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Speaking of Portraits

What a joy to have this website!  My mind loves to meander, and I sure enjoying pulling you along for the ride.  Since I took the photo of the portrait my grandmother painted of me as a little girl, I decided to share two other portraits. This one was done by one of my mother’s […]

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