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RAS 4: Charlotte Gray — Sebastian Faulks

Oh dear me God. I am so glad I have finally finished this book. I would have stopped, but didn’t want to give it away (like I had to with The Bronte Myth). Like The Book of Ruth, I don’t know where the book came from, I just remember remembering that we owned it shortly … Continue reading »

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RAS 1: Angry Housewives Eating Bon Bons — Lorna Landvik

I finished my first Read a Shelf (hereafter to be known as RAS) book at around 3 in the morning. I started it Friday, the day I wrote the blog post. I bought Angry Housewives Eating Bon Bons at a Barnes and Noble many years ago probably because I was angry about something and because it was … Continue reading »

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Photos of people I don’t know #4 — Grade 2, 1911, Columbia School (Elgin, Illinois)

I don’t know any of these children. I thought that possibly my Uncle Don was among the group, but he was born in 1910, so it could not have been his 2nd grade class, although he may or may not have attended Columbia Grade School in Elgin. I will post this on the You Know … Continue reading »

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Photos of people I don’t know #3 — children, most of whom are not looking at the camera

I know none of these children. I wonder if there were birds flying around the room or something. Only about 3 of them are actually looking at the camera. Or maybe this is the silly shot and the serious one has been lost.

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Photos of people I don’t know #2 — a cat on a fence post

Not a person, but I don’t know the cat in this photo so it counts. This was also in the bag of photos from Aunt Corrine. Even 1915, the year this postcard photo was sent, people took photos of their cats. The sender wrote this on the back: From: 117 Hinsdale Pl. Elgin, Ill. To: Mrs. … Continue reading »

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Photos of people I don’t know — First in a series — People with Horses

My Aunt Corrine gave me a plastic bag full of old photos of my Uncle Don’s* family. I found one photo that I am sure is him but everyone else is a stranger to me. I know nothing (except what I discovered today on about his family. Anyway, because I cannot bear to dispose … Continue reading »

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Grandma Green’s Recipe Box Part 1: 500 Delicious Dishes from Leftovers

Several years ago when my Aunt Ginny and Uncle Jack moved to Mississippi Aunt Ginny gave me a box of recipes that she said were her mother’s — my grandmother’s. I looked through the box a few years ago and planned to try a few recipes at some time in the future. I never did … Continue reading »

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Where I shop Part 1: The Amish Market

Gearing up for the holiday dedicated to eating, I started thinking of where I get my food. I’d like to say I buy only organic, cruelty-free food from local farms but that would be a lie. We are beginning to do a little of that — some local vegetables during growing season, cage-free organic eggs … Continue reading »

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Up North: The Series::Two Rivers::The End

A little over two and a half years ago I began my Wisconsin Series of blog posts with a small post about Two Rivers, Wisconsin, the hometown of my Grandma Green. In that post I declared my plan to someday visit Two Rivers. Last September I finally did visit Two Rivers and it is fitting … Continue reading »

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