Monthly Archives: January 2012

41 BAGS FULL!

Now and then one has a day, start to finish, which is replete and chock-full of the following descriptions:  excitation, novelty, apprenticeship, endeavor, jollity, friendship, enlightenment, insightfulness, and full-filling-fun.   Not very often, but this was mine.  So it was that … Continue reading

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WINTER LAMENTATIONS

  Yikes!  My faded, Costco, comfort, Gloria Vanderbilt jeans are cutting into my mid section.  Tight.  And I don’t think it can be  attributed to the new Cuddle Puff under-things for they are huggy and teensy and, if anything, hold … Continue reading

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HOME SWEET HOME

Curley is home.  What a tale he might tell of his adventures.  We are left to only speculate, but he certainly captured the imagination of untold numbers of his community this past month, as well as  the world beyond.  We … Continue reading

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CURLEY’S EXCELLENT ADVENTURE

Ever since Christmas Eve, 2011, the headlines of the Fergus Falls Daily Journal have loudly proclaimed and excitedly followed the daily drama and progress of one black angora goat whose adventure kept the whole community on the edge of their … Continue reading

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THE IRONY OF IT ALL

  If you have been following this saga of the snowbirds in reverse (as we call ourselves) you would be aware that our journey from California to Minnesota began with a dream to retire back where my ancestors arrived when … Continue reading

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WINTER WHETHER?

What’s wrong with this picture? Few would believe it to be a picture of Minnesota in January. Paul, my favorite local weatherman proclaimed today that the typical, seasonal “Snowbird”, who usually closes up the upper-midwest house and heads for Arizona … Continue reading

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SHEEP, A PIG, AND A CIRCLE OF WOMEN

  I deliberately sat beside my friend, Katy, at a solstice party recently because she was cozingly ensconced at the end of a sofa – knitting.  It’s been, most likely, two years since I knitted and just hearing the click … Continue reading

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