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October!

“Oh, suns and skies and clouds of June, And flowers of June together Ye cannot rival for one hour October’s bright blue weather! thank you to Helen Hunt Jackson and what to read these October nights?  Try a good old … Continue reading

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musing about Nancy Drew . . .

Announcement:  10 days later, I’m adding a postscript about the puzzle, see end of post for important information!–Have just received a giant jigsaw puzzle–all about Nancy Drew!  There are over 1000 pieces and the picture is of SEVERAL old titles—can … Continue reading

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End of summer reading report . . .

Hi Ho!   It’s the end of August–the end of a very interesting summer because our 20 year old granddaughter spent 10 weeks with us while she had an intern job nearby.  She’s a doll, and we were the lucky … Continue reading

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Noise of Time by Julian Barnes

This book club selection for July met with approval by most of the members. We all were interested in the life of Dimitri Shostakovich and his life under Stalin, who was unhappy with his music and approved a review which … Continue reading

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The Racketeer by John Grisham

Talk about beach reading!  Were we?   Well, last night at book club, Grisham failed as a beach reader–rather ho-hum fare from a usually  exciting author. All agreed it “went right along” up to a point, but was an unbelievable, … Continue reading

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Lorna Doone by R.D. Blackmore

This is it–! This will be the “thriller” feature for my summer reading list– I borrowed this old copy from a friend almost a year ago —and still have not read it—it has lots of illustrations and is a really … Continue reading

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Summer Reading List for 2017

summer reading plan for 2017  *** have added another!  and another!see below *** The Racketeer    by John Grisham X                 June book club selection Noise of Time   by Julian Barnes     … Continue reading

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Three Flea Market Buttons

Well, it’s summer, and summer mornings–Sundays especially, to me mean going to the nearby flea market in Lambertville, New Jersey. I wander up and down the aisles–under the shady pavillion and out on the wider sunny area and I do … Continue reading

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Fitness Class

♫Maybe you know some little places to go to where they never close . . .” (downtown . . .  2, 3, 4) Listen to the music of the traffic of the city” . . 1,2,3,4) “Linger on the sidewalk … Continue reading

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Patio Pots—-Thriller, a Filler, and a Spiller

There you have it–the formula for your patio pots or planters.  Find a thriller–a showpiece for color or pizzazz like my red geranium.  Then use a “filler”–I used Dracena spike–and it looks pretty good (when it’s not gale force winds!) … Continue reading

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