Monthly Archives: January 2017

A Poem for Toot

Our wonderful friend (and author) Kate Thornton wrote this poem to commemorate the passing of our sweet little girl. It is a tribute not only to Toot, but to every beloved pet anyone has ever loved and lost, so I … Continue reading

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Godspeed, darling little Toot

Our adored precious angel sweetheart Toot left us tonight. Quietly, peacefully, unexpectedly. No trouble – just sorrow. From the day we got her – April 3, 2008 (she was 5), until tonight, she never gave us anything but joy and … Continue reading

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Even a bad photographer takes a good picture now and then.

Kind of amazed, looking at this picture. Because it’s beautiful, and I’m the one who took it – with my cell phone camera. I guess sometimes even a blind squirrel finds an acorn…

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Route 66, then and now

When my friend Pat and I toured a large part of the southwest and midwest for 6 weeks last spring, we visited every quilt shop we could find, stopped at any thing and any place that looked interesting, from The … Continue reading

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The Christmas Battlefield

As my cousin David’s 5th grade teacher once said: “There is NOTHING as OVER as Christmas”…

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Da babies have new nicknames.

Our ¬†little shih tzu Miss Toot is now completely blind. Her sense of direction was lousy when she had sight, and it is now nil. On top of that, with her little pushed-in snout, her sense of smell isn’t all … Continue reading

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Don’t let the door hit you as you exit.

Ralph W. Sockman (you really should google him) said, among MANY OTHER THINGS: “The test of courage comes when we are in the minority. The test of tolerance comes when we are in the majority.” I’m splitting this into two … Continue reading

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