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It's that time again - State Fair time!!

Aug. 22nd, 2017 | 07:16 pm


When I was growing up, my Dad had a beehive up at my Granny's farm. He volunteered at the Bee Booth in the Horticultural building at the Minnesota State Fair every year. I rarely go to the Fair now that I'm in my 50's, but when I do I always stop by there and get some Honey Ice Cream - it makes me feel like a little kid again!

C'mon fellow Midwesterners and anyone else; what's your favorite part of your county or state fair?

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Anthony Stewart Head from 1978

Jul. 4th, 2017 | 09:53 am

Hey BTVS fans: I started watching "Lillie", a BBC Masterpiece Theatre drama from 1978 - and look who I saw on there!! It's Young Giles, a.k.a. Anthony Stewart Head!!



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Minneapolis Rose Garden

Jun. 16th, 2017 | 08:54 am



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Flowers from my garden

Jun. 10th, 2017 | 12:06 pm

About a week ago, my husband cut some flowers from our garden - we also re-painted the dining room recently and the flowers looked so lovely against the new paint job!



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Cherry Tree Update

Jun. 10th, 2017 | 11:47 am

It's supposed to be 97 degrees today, so I got out a bit earlier and took a few photos. It looks like it'll be another excellent year for cherry jam and wine!



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My Dad, and WW2

Jun. 4th, 2017 | 05:21 pm

I've mentioned before that my Dad never talked about his time fighting in WW2. But thankfully my Aunt gave me the V-mail he sent back home to Grandpa and Grandma, and one of the letters describes his time fighting the battle of Iwo Jima (as well as a lot of daily life as a soldier going overseas.)

I've treasured that letter, but during the last housecleaning binge I tossed a lot of stuff. Then couldn't find the letter, and thought I'd accidently tossed it. I felt beyond horrible but have been living in hope that we'd find it, while kicking myself for possibly doing something that stupid. It's been weeks, but HOLY HEY my husband was cleaning and found the letters!!! I've now scanned the Iwo Jima letter for posterity, and uploaded it here as a backup. I've posted it below for anyone who is interested.

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Happy Memorial Day

May. 29th, 2017 | 01:09 pm

My Dad circa WW2:



For years, I never knew much about his years in the army; when I'd ask him about the medals tucked away in his closet, all he'd say was that "Everyone who got out alive got a lot of medals." But years later my aunt gave me the V-mails he sent home to his parents during WW2. That's how I found out he fought at Iwo Jima.

I went to visit the family graves with my husband this morning and tidied them up. There were so many folks there for the Memorial Day service; it did my heart good to see so many people there.

To any vets on my friends list - Thank you!! *waves* I greatly respect the guts it takes to put your life on the line for your country.

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Video rec

May. 19th, 2017 | 09:26 am

There's a new TV station in my area; it shows music videos and cool popular videos from YouTube. It's much like MTV back when I was a teen (decades ago).

I especially love this guy's stuff on YouTube:

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LJ 18th anniversary

May. 2nd, 2017 | 02:01 pm

#mylivejournal #lj18 #happybirthday

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Cherry Tree Blossoms and Cats

Apr. 30th, 2017 | 11:51 am

My cherry tree is in glorious bloom; looks like another good year for jam and wine!



And my cat Tigger, who has very large paws:



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