Hello Again

February 13th, 2018 No comments

I have been neglecting the schoolmarm for some time.  Not sure how much time I will devote to it but am delighted that you have found the time or motivation to drop by.  I know it is less interesting when there is not fresh material on regularly.

Anyway friends, this is a picture of me since I lost my Clairol.  I am thinking of just letting it go natural as it is and forgetting the ritual of coloring.  Most folks I have asked liked it better with color, but well, I kinda like it this way.

Hope you are doing well and that we will connect again soon.  Maybe I’ll even get the comment section fixed so you can leave a word or two.  Love to hear from you.  Take good care.  Mary

Jimmy’s Dog: Biscuit (First posted in 2009) Thanks Poet!

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When I was young and mischief prone,

I had a doggie all my own;

And though I tried to name him good,

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But I just gave that pooch a name,

According to his claim to fame,

Because he put a special flair,

On catching biscuits in the air;

So ‘Biscuit’ was the name he got,

That made some people laugh a lot.

Perhaps I could have called him “Fred”,

Or “Champ” or “Crackerjack” instead,

Though “Biscuit” was the name that fit;

And I still think the most of it,

As I recall him by and by,

Inhaling biscuits on the fly.


Cranberries for Thanksgiving? Good for you every day!

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Are you going to have cranberries this Thanksgiving?  You won’t be alone.  Every Thanksgiving Americans eat 80 million pounds of cranberries!  That is something we are doing right.  In fact:

Since the early 21st century within the global functional food  industry, raw cranberries have been marketed as a “superfruit” due to their nutrient content and antioxidant  qualities.

The tart berry is a health powerhouse: It fights urinary-tract infections by preventing bacteria from building up in the urinary tract, promotes growth of healthy gut bacteria and is a great source of vitamin C.

So, pour yourself a glass of delicious cranberry juice and say Cheers to the holidays, and to your good health!

Remember, no matter how bad your day is going, at least you’re not in a fence being laughed at by a cow.

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Chief Seattle

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Enough Said!

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I was the older sister but I didn’t feel this way, I loved dressing the same as Linda.  It made me feel very special.  hmmmm, I’ve never thought to ask her how it made her feel.  I’ll have to do that.

Linda continues the tradition . . .

November 16th, 2017 1 comment

From all reports sister Linda’s Thanksgiving dressing is always a hit.  Faithfully  following our Mama’s recipe, she continues the delicious tradition.   

For Anyone Who Has said Goodbye to a Canine Friend

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My best friend closed his eyes last night

As his head was in my hand.

The doctors said he was in pain,

And it was hard for him to stand

The thoughts that scurried through my head,

As I cradled him in my arms

were of his younger, puppy years

And oh . . . his many charms.

Today, there was no gentle nudge

With an intense “I love you gaze”

Only a heart that’s filled with tears

Remembering our joy-filled days.

But an Angel just appeared to me

And he said, “You should cry no more,

God also loves our canine friends,

He’s installed a ‘doggy-door!”

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Thanks Giving Continues : Thank you God for the beauty of nature.

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