#21358, Seersucker Sunday

SUNDAY, JUNE 25, 2017 Today, at church we celebrated our hero, our legend, our beloved Southern Gentleman, Colonel Ben Skardon.  Ben is known for his dapper style and his signature seersucker suit. He celebrates his 100th birthday on July 14th.  But today was the day that our church family wished him well. I'm not going … Continue reading #21358, Seersucker Sunday

#21357, The Great Wall

SATURDAY,  JUNE 24, 2017 THE WALL IS FINISHED. The rock wall, once envisioned, became an ever-present task. I couldn't focus on anything else in the yard because I wanted that wall.  We've had the middle section for about 10 years, but in the last year, I realized the wall needed to be extended on both … Continue reading #21357, The Great Wall

#21356, Slow and steady

FRIDAY, JUNE 23, 2017 I spend my life with a constant To Do List.  It's not a great virtue, but I love lists and I love checking things off.  The down side is I'm never finished and I'm always working on the next thing.  It's very hard to get me to stop and enjoy the … Continue reading #21356, Slow and steady

#21355, Dogs and Thunderstorms

THURSDAY, JUNE 22, 2017 Katie & Daniel are on a week long trip, so Don & I have dog duty.  Their pups are so sweet and they love Donald.  During the evenings we've been hanging out and letting them wallow on the sofa with him. The 3 year old Great Pyrenees that  we adopted is … Continue reading #21355, Dogs and Thunderstorms

#21354, Hydrant

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 21, 2017 For about six months, we've been chasing a leak.  Inexplicably, our water bill more than doubled.  We checked spigots, toilets, everything we could imagine.  Recently, I decided to install hangers for the water hoses around the outdoor hydrants.  We dug into the ground around one hydrant and hit mud.  Ah ha! … Continue reading #21354, Hydrant


TUESDAY, JUNE 20, 2017 Spent most of the day in a seminar with work colleagues.  It was interesting, but always the best part is spending time with folks outside our normal routine. We were in the OLLI building in Patrick Square.  A nice place but freezing.  I was so very cold all day. Finally, I … Continue reading #21353,

#21352, What are they thinking?

MONDAY, JUNE 19, 2017 Quick trip to the local grocery store.  This is what I saw in the parking lot.  No commentary, just here to record -- under the heading #WTF And that is all for today.....

#21351, Father’s Day… in pictures (mostly)

SUNDAY, JUNE 18, 2017 Either the first or one of the first Father's Day that Don celebrated, I gave him that bronze statue.  He has never let me live it down.  What man wants a bronze statue of a child with her finger pressed to her lips and standing on a chair?!  Now it is … Continue reading #21351, Father’s Day… in pictures (mostly)

#21350, When in Clayton…

SATURDAY, JUNE 17, 2017 It's Father's Day weekend...... so we are in Clayton. Confession, big secret here,  I'm a homebody and a creature of habit.  I REALLY REALLY REALLY want to be spontaneous and fun, but I am not.  Okay, I can be fun -- if I schedule it. Last year for Father's Day, I … Continue reading #21350, When in Clayton…

#21349 One Person’s Castoffs

FRIDAY, JUNE 16, 2017 No doubt, this looks like a hot mess. Our friend has a beautifully  manicured lawn of zoysia grass.  It's an inviting dense green that doesn't disappoint.  I like to take my shoes off and walk around.  It is lush and soft.  But it is a creeping grass, so he has to … Continue reading #21349 One Person’s Castoffs