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Black Salve

I suppose most of us can remember things that parents did to keep us well. Our lives are filled with little sayings that can be of aid in situations of illness. Personally, I can never remember if you feed or starve a cold. This gives me...

Moonie Bugs

My Grandmother Sheely was a shy woman who’s love ran deep. Grandma taught me quite a bit, as I spent many afternoons with her after school. One of the things she showed me, in the powdery dirt under the oak trees, were moonie bugs or...

The Wheelbarrow

The movie Raising Arizona stars Nicholas Cage and Holly Hunter. Great movie; early Coen brothers. The song “Away Out on the Mountain” (Jimmy Rogers, 1928) is used, especially the yodel part, which was whistled in the...

Falling in Love in the Rain

The Smell Of Green When it rained there The drops had water in them; Magnified by drips...

Ariens AMP Electric Lawnmower

I recently related putting new Lithium (LiFePO4) batteries in our Ariens electric lawnmower. Ruth is as happy as can be. She mows with a vengeance only slowing slightly for sharp turns. Ruth believes in getting work done fast. I can...

Screaming for Scrunchies

Every now and then I think back to my days with the Kiddies. For years, sixth grade grils (sic) were big on scrunchies to hold their hair in a pony tail. A scrunchy, technically, is a colorful, usually fuzzy elastic hair band. However, I...