Monthly Archives: April 2011

GID OS IDAG

Grandma Ingebretson was actually the grandma to my cousins Maryanne, Marlene and Margaret Jean.  But I also called her Grandma.  I guess  because we shared Grandma Marie, I thought we must share her too.  We were the California part of … Continue reading

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BAD MANNERS

I am such a sucker for living among our wild life and respecting that it was their home before it was ours, that I once had to call the animal control people over a skunk who was doing a stand-off … Continue reading

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CHUTNEY

The oldest friend I have is Peggy Peebles.  And I’m not talking about her age, which is the same as mine, but the fact that we met in the third grade, bonded and have been friends ever since.  I can’t … Continue reading

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NEVERMORE

It seems so strange not to be going to work each Friday morning. The three days away from home has been my pattern ever since we bought Castenada Lane.  I would start up the coast and stay over with my … Continue reading

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ROSE COCKTAIL

ROSE COCKTAIL It was when we lived in Ferndale in northern California that I REALLY fell in love with old fashioned roses.  They seemed just the ticket in that National Monument of a Victorian village. And it was there, in … Continue reading

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UP AND RUNNING

Thankfully up and running again. And also up and running in the garden and in the cupboards.  Castenada Lane has not been sold (yet) but will be leased for now to a couple who   appear to be just the ticket.  … Continue reading

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CODE BLUE!

CODE BLUE! CODE BLUE!  THE UNTHINKABLE – THE COMPUTER CRASHED.  KEN FRIEND, NEIGHBORHOOD COMPUTER WHIZ IS WORKING ON THE PATIENT. THIS WILL TEACH ME TO LEARN ABOUT BACK-UP DISKS. HOPEFULLY UP AND RUNNING SOON.

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COSMO

COSMO I have written about my Lyra Deara and about Button, so it’s only fair that I devote some time to Cosmo.  He IS one of the three of us and has been for over sixteen years.  At the expense … Continue reading

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RESPITE

Today I have baked three loafs of Aunt Verna’s wheat bread, made an  apple -green tomato- raisin -brandy cobbler, watered the outside pots, helped Robert clean out the koi pond, and weeded along the road by the daffodils.  I’m not … Continue reading

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DOROTHEA

If I had to choose two roses – well maybe six or seven – to replant on Mt. Faith in Minnesota, it would certainly include my lovely Paul’s Himalayan Musk that I wrote about in a previous post, and also … Continue reading

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