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Delivering baskets on May Day

May 1, 2016 May Day. This almost uncelebrated holiday these days held many and diverse celebrations in the past. In medieval and modern Europe, the day was celebrated for the return of sprin. more »»

Revelations come with cleaning

April 24, 2016 Oh, whoa, I’m figuring out life here. I know I’ve told you before how dirty my glasses always seem to be. Always. more »»

Too much TV, too much clutter

April 17, 2016 Recently I learned that Ancestry’s genealogy software was going down in about a year. more »»

Bradshaw visits in dreams

April 10, 2016 Nobody likes to come home in the dark to see a strange man standing at the front door. Suddenly, though, I stood beside him, surprised as heck to see Terry Bradshaw ready to step inside the house. more »»

Nighttime trials are just like fishing

April 3, 2016 Nighttimes these days is a little like learning to fish. I’m tired, I’m cranky and I’m awake when I should be sleeping. My husband, you see, was a morning man. more »»

Cold makes problems whenever it comes

March 27, 2016 When I eat, I’ve been told, the blood rushes to my stomach to digest the food, leaving my arms unattended and cold. more »»

Sleep has possibilities that aren’t good

March 20, 2016 Ah, sleep, perchance to dream. Yeah, right. No wonder Shakespeare used that theme in Hamlet, a theme about sickness and dreams and a bunch of other stuff I don’t like to think about. more »»

Clock watching brings farm memories

March 13, 2016 Just so you know, and in case you care, rock bottom tossed me away. Right now I’m feeling about 40 percent good. more »»

Memories can hurt or be happy

March 6, 2016 Rock bottom sucks. Even if there are no rocks. Last Sunday I hit rock bottom. I cried more in one day than I have in years. It started with a young girl in a television commercial dancing. more »»

Glasses, shoes and disturbed packing

February 28, 2016 Stranger things may have happened. I just don’t know where or when. My glasses were dirty. My glasses are always dirty, but I decided to clean them before a new HGTV “Fixer Upper” episode came on. more »»

Lists can help fill all needs

February 21, 2016 Strange thing. Some nights, even though I’m tired, I go to bed, sleep for an hour then open my eyes, wide awake. I’ll try to rearrange myself to keep on sleeping, but it just doesn’t work. more »»

Watching, doing are not always equal

February 14, 2016 Dad was a great carpenter, and I loved watching him work, so it only stands to reason I’d enjoy watching HGTV. My obsession for watching HGTV, however, is difficult for even me to understan. more »»

Electronic ineptitude not good

February 7, 2016 If you saw smoke over the west edge of Dodge on Monday, it was me. My sales tax form was ready to submit, after hours of problems, but when I tried to pay, all sorts of new problems came u. more »»

Loss of Internet hurts

January 31, 2016 For five days my Internet connection disappeared. Off and on, off and on. I restarted the modem so many times I’ll have a permanent imprint on my finger. And still I had nothing. more »»

Great night brings on memories

January 24, 2016 OK, I’ll admit it. I like to sleep unencumbered. Always have. Likely, always will, even though it’s not about to happen. A person can’t sleep in the altogether when she sleeps alone. more »»

Bested by meatloaf

January 17, 2016 Mortification. That’s the feeling that runs around your heart when you have to throw out most of the meatloaf you just made because when you ate some of it, you had to wash it down with a nausea pill. more »»

Revision helps birthday stories

January 10, 2016 New Year’s Eve means more than babysitting these days. When I was young, I always babysat because the money was really good when parents came home happy. more »»

From hawk to lunch with friends, trip sparkled

January 3, 2016 Resolutions be hanged. What I need this year is a way to get somewhere with a whole camera. When Dana and I went to the buffalo roundup in South Dakota, the disk stayed behind in Denver. more »»

Angel speak puts miracles in motion

December 27, 2015 Sunday, Dec. 27, 2015. That’s today. I can remember when even the thought of that date was so far-fetched I didn’t even consider it worth a thought. more »»

Joy brings happy smiles, crinkly eyes

December 20, 2015 Oh, Joy. Joy means more to me than Christmas happiness. Just seeing the word brings another kind of happiness, because my son-in-law’s mother was Joy. more »»

Good things keep coming and coming

December 13, 2015 No one ever has too many good things happen to them. Just ask me. My house needed to be cleaned. As in do I water the top of the buffet to start the garden growing clean. more »»


Pancake breakfast in Whittemore May 1, 2016

WHITTEMORE — Whittemore Fire Department and EMS Pancake Breakfast is 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. Sunday at the fire station. The menu is pancakes and sausage. more »

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