Monthly Archives: August 2011

games children play

We had lunch at a local favorite restaurant today. There is a green at the back where people roam and children play.  In the summer they show old movies on the white painted brick of one of the buildings. There … Continue reading

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Train travel came up with the Otterbees today. Trains taken across the country. Trains from Bellingham to Seattle. Trains in foreign countries which were less than pleasant and brought to mind the song  “Passengers will please refrain from flushing toilets … Continue reading

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The Ides of August

It’s Sunday which is my usual time to write a blog entry and send it to my daughter who reviews it and loads it onto Otterlanding with appropriate pictures from my Picasa site.  She edits what I have written if … Continue reading

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our “builder’s genes”

I have a memory when I was young, of visiting a family with girls about my age. What I recall, isn’t who, but what we played with:  Lincoln logs. I had never seen them before and I loved building with … Continue reading

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I change the quilts that hang in my living room all the time. My husband has rigged up a pole in the living and dining room so I can lift it from its holder, slip off one quilt and install … Continue reading

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