Category Archives: friendship

READING, WRITING, AND ‘RITHMATIC

  My husband calls me the Grandma Moses of Writing. When I was little the only thing I ever wanted to be was a writer and occasionally I still come upon ancient, faded, childish attempts at moralistic tales ( i.e. … Continue reading

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WEATHERWISE

Who is that crazy lady running about her yard, shrieking for her husband to quick, come outside and look, snapping pictures at the sky, north, west, south and east? Oh yes, that’s me. I guess I’m a weather freak now.  … Continue reading

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ENVIRONS

  Okay –  Kevin, Steven, Tony and Jenny, Sheila – and all our California friends who now stand poised to marvel, exclaim and covet the following: In the center of Fergus Falls, Minnesota, sits Lake Alice, ringed by a panorama … Continue reading

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MARYANNE

My cousin Maryanne and I were born the same year although she preceded me by a few months into this world. The first time we were together she taught me many things. I believe we were about four. My first … Continue reading

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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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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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THE MAGIC OF NOELLE

  When my daughter, Noelle, prepared to visit us in Minnesota this year, she looked forward to her first white Christmas.  First on her ordering agenda – snow boots!  Followed by long undies, cushy socks, gloves, and a wool kitty … Continue reading

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GOD YUL!

For those who didn’t receive my Christmas message by snail mail – GREETINGS FROM MT. FAITH! I wish I could send out magic carpets to one and all for a holiday trip to Fergus Falls.  We so want to “show … Continue reading

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ADAPTABILITY

“Ozzie McBeth was born in Southern California.  For most of his teenage lifespan he was a geek and a computer nerd.  For all we know, he still is.  Ozzie currently lives in Sonora, California where he is raised by his … Continue reading

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MOVING RIGHT ALONG

The “living room” is finally a proper and comfy gathering spot, ready and waiting for company.  We officially initiated it this past week with Laura and John who stayed for dinner in the half-finished dining room (to be revealed at … Continue reading

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