Monthly Archives: August 2012

Call a Spade – a Spade

My mama taught me, “If you can’t say something nice, don’t say anything at all.” I try and follow her advice when it comes to people, but with regard to gardening tools let’s just call a spade – a spade; … Continue reading

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Welcome to the Lake

I usually run outside yelling and waving, but nothing says, “Welcome to the lake” like a big bouquet of cut flowers. They belong on the kitchen counter. The only reason they’re on the deck in blazing sun is to pose for this picture. I’m always reluctant to cut … Continue reading

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It’s been a crazy week. The 11 people who just left call me either Peggy, Maggie, Magdalena, Mag Pie or Aunt Peggy. I’ve known the four girls since grade school. They brought their families, and we had a blast for … Continue reading

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There is so much to show you. I wish I had more time, but for the next 5 days I’m serving dinner to an even dozen. The number may go up if crazy Colleen can work things out. Entertaining and … Continue reading

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