Monthly Archives: January 2011

spiders and snakes and such

I can tolerate spiders, barely. I cannot tolerate cockroaches. We lived in Florida, unwillingly on my part, for 6 and a half years. We bought a small house on a bay where manatee lolled about in our front, (or was … Continue reading

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My grandmother was a knitter. Every summer we would visit on the Cape, Granny would call us down to her little house near ours and we would be measured: chest, arms, length of the sweater. How low did we want … Continue reading

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the eyes have it

A long time ago I took a quilt class from  a teacher who lives on the east coast. She told the story of teaching at a quilt conference in  California many years in a row. There was one lady who … Continue reading

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Mittens – Chapter Three

(Looking for ChapterOne) (and Chapter Two) Dec. 15th The call came last night. “Do you want to see the kids get their mittens? Come around 11:30.” I wouldn’t miss it. Thunder was the wake up call and what came out … Continue reading

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Thank goodness for Jenny. There was a time many years ago when the power would fail fairly often in the winter. We all got used to it. If it occurred at dinner time we would pile the kids in the … Continue reading

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what’s in a name?

My name is Frances.  I am the fifth Frances in line on my mother’s side of the family. All of the other ladies named Frances were “old maids.” I broke the pattern by getting married and I guess that gave … Continue reading

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