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Donna Wood
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Deep-fried
On the way to a tractor show at Hamilton last Saturday, we stopped by a Mennonite store north of Richmond to buy a pint of sorghum.  Now, sorghum is one of those things we probably shouldn't have in the house, but we only use it when we have home-made biscu...
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This business of aging
I've been blessed with reasonably good health throughout my life.  Even now, the only prescription drug I take is a diuretic for high blood pressure.  The doctor wants me to take a statin, but so far I have remained adamant on that score.  Cliff has taken L...
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Changing times
If you read yesterday's ramblings, specifically the part about the BLT memory, I want to give you a little backup story that hones in on some personal soul-searching and yes, overthinking, that entry required.  Maybe someone can relate to this, in an ever-c...
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Random, interrupted
Oh, don't worry.  You'll get your random update.  But I got up from the computer when I was about to do this entry.  Coming back from the kitchen with another cup of coffee, I saw out the east window what looked like the beginning of a lovely sunrise.   I t...
Oh, don't worry. You'll get your random update. But I got up from the computer when I was about to do this entry. Coming back from the kitchen with another cup of coffee, I saw out the east window what looked like the begi...
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We have become comfortable with the idea that we're going to die
In the past few years, most especially in the last ten years since Cliff had open-heart surgery, he and I have talked openly about our own deaths with no problem.  I rather like being comfortable with death, as opposed to being filled with dread at the very...
In the past few years, most especially in the last ten years since Cliff had open-heart surgery, he and I have talked openly about our own deaths with no problem. I rather like being comfortable with death, as opposed to bei...
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Cat mystery solved
For the past couple of months, my cats seemed to have become "clean freaks" concerning their food.  It all started when I bought a big bag of cat food at Costco.  Both Mama Kitty and Jake seemed to love the stuff, but three or four days later, they were lea...
For the past couple of months, my cats seemed to have become "clean freaks" concerning their food. It all started when I bought a big bag of cat food at Costco. Both Mama Kitty and Jake seemed to love the stuff, but three o...
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Time for my weekly update
Ha!  It hasn't been a week this time, but my entries do tend to be fewer and farther between these days.  Let me offer some words of explanation. I've always been an early riser, even as a child.  I rejoice at waking up in the morning, wondering what sort o...
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A tribute to a long-time friend
I'm going to share a note I wrote this morning in hopes it will spur some of you, my readers, to think of somebody you've lost touch with and let them know you haven't forgotten them.   Back in 1969, Cliff went to work at the Country Butcher Shop.  The owne...
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Tomatoes and garden things (and yes, more rambling)
It's been a wet year, which never bodes well for my tomato plants.  For a while we had to put an electric fence close to the ground to keep the raccoons from devastating the crop, and believe me, they were doing it.  Once Cliff, bless his heart, got that pr...
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It's August already? (random)
Yes, it is.  My longtime readers might recall a time when I updated my blog almost daily, but lately I seem to have a problem finding something to put in an entry.  The other morning I kept thinking about my childhood and was going to do an entry about my m...
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We have become comfortable with death
In the past few years, most especially in the last ten years since Cliff had open-heart surgery, he and I have talked openly about our own deaths with no problem.  I rather like being comfortable with death, as opposed to being filled with dread at the very...
In the past few years, most especially in the last ten years since Cliff had open-heart surgery, he and I have talked openly about our own deaths with no problem. I rather like being comfortable with death, as opposed to bei...
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I wish I hadn't thrown away my old slow cookers
Remember when you could put a roast in the slow cooker in the morning and come home to supper, ready and waiting?  Or when you could cook a pot of beans overnight in the slow cooker and when you got up next morning, they were done?  Try leaving a nice pork ...
Remember when you could put a roast in the slow cooker in the morning and come home to supper, ready and waiting? Or when you could cook a pot of beans overnight in the slow cooker and when you got up next morning, they were...
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  • North Kansas City High School
    I graduated. That's about it.
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"I say, beware of all enterprises that require new clothes..." Thoreau
Introduction
I'm the one who loves to tell stories in my blog.  Introvert, but I seem to get along with people online for the most part.
Bragging rights
I was fortunate enough to have been born in the middle of the United States of America. What better place to live and die?
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As little as possible. I'm retired.
Skills
I'm pretty good at tending Jersey cows, although I only have a couple of heifers now.
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Female