Friday, September 30, 2011

Hunting permit

Seen at the Walmart parking lot on Friday. An individual wearing a t-shirt with a U. S. Marine logo entered and drove off in the pick-up. Surely this is not part of "the mission."
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Thursday, September 29, 2011

Mustache Day

Linda and I shared the two for twenty at Applebee's today. It happened to be Mustache Bash.

I asked our waitress if I could take her photo for the blog - and she offered to provide more wait persons.

Very pleasant day for a good lunch and with lots of wind from the north.

In fact, they better not wear those tea strainers outside!

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Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Photo Tip

Never hand off a camera that is "cocked and ready" without telling the receiving person that it is ready!

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Tuesday, September 27, 2011

The last two roses

We have these last two roses on separate bushes today.
The yellow one tinged with pink is my favorite and it grows on a spindly little one stem of a bush and blooms every year - once in the spring and once in the fall.

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Monday, September 26, 2011

Flu Shot Line

There really wasn't any line. We went early and expected a wait. People were waiting for us with clipboards to take basic information, clerks at computers entered a few key strokes and we were directed to the needle wielders.
Over as quickly as that -
a very efficient setup at the Hutchinson Clinic for those of us who want a flu shot!
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Sunday, September 25, 2011

Old Town Plaque

I don't think Hutchinson is calling the part of Main Street south of Sherman "Old Town" officially but that is really what it is.
This plaque is on the southwest corner of Avenue B and Main.
The present occupant is Apron Strings, a kitchen supply store and site of many cooking lessons and demos.
This was the location of Weeks Drug in the 1960's and I don't remember any of the other establishments.
The idea of identifying what business was there before is a neat idea for the history lovers.
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Saturday, September 24, 2011

Fries and Gravy

Posted by PicasaTruth in advertising.
The photo in the paper showed the gravy "on the side."  Which one of us thought this was a good idea? I refuse to answer...
We opened the box and there were enough fries there for at least four people with gravy already "applied."
It was not as tasty as it looks, so  you can imagine how really bad an idea this was.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Garrison Keillor

Wednesday night we went to see Garrison Keillor. This is his farewell tour. If you have heard him on public radio, you know his brand of humor - a little strange but very funny.
For two hours he stood, walked or briefly sat on a wooden stool and talked. Not a sip of water, not a break, not a note. Just a long conversation with the audience, telling stories of Lake Woebegone and his quirky relatives.

I hadn't bought tickets, thinking they were a little pricey and just happened to hear someone on our car radio offering two seats on the aisle for half price! Amazingly I remembered the telephone number and called it as soon as we were home! The purchaser even delivered them. I am sorry the couple couldn't go, but sometimes things just work out.
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Wednesday, September 21, 2011

The Truth

A friend of mine in Texas sent me this card several years ago.

In the note she said she and her husband got a chuckle from it. I guess I thought it was funny enough to save because I found it while cleaning out some drawers in my desk.

A little humor for mid-week . . .

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Tuesday, September 20, 2011


Two were spray painting the chimney top and the third one arrived to help. Grandma was a little nervous until all of them were safely back on the ground. We thank them for the jobs they did, including the snow blocker on the north side!
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Monday, September 19, 2011

Four Wild Turkeys

Saw these turkeys (who don't look too wild) hanging out behind an earth house this morning. They were much closer to the road before I stopped, but ran off when aimed the camera at them. Do people hunt them here? I'll have to check out the hunting laws for turkeys in Kansas.
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Saturday, September 17, 2011

Similar to Eggs

Posted by PicasaWhy would the bakery decorate rolls to look like eggs?  L. bought sweets for our visitors to the fair. 
The other box has rolls that look like footballs.
The Texans were so impressed.

Friday, September 16, 2011

An Old Picture

These are some relatives from my dad's side of the family. The little girl was born in 1904 and looks about one year old. She was my dad's cousin.

I love these old pictures. That pompadour is amazing. Wonder if she used a rat. If you don't know what that is, ask your great grandma, or you could google it.
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Thursday, September 15, 2011


I have been wondering about the use of the word insurgent in the reports from Afghanistan.

Dictionary definition:
A person who engages in forcible opposition to a lawful government.

Can you imagine that those people rising up think that we are a lawful government in their country?

 I imagine they think of us as invaders.

Just so you know, I support our troops because they volunteered to protect us and I just wish we could bring them back to the U.S. to protect us here!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Leaky Cups

These holes are very small but big enough to leak juice on the counter or down your shirt front. The box of Kroger brand cups made by Dixie had four of these - all on the same pattern of the sail boat. L. threw away the first one he found.
None of the other patterns had the oval shaped holes.
They appear to have been made by a staple or double pronged something! 
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Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Quilt on Display at the library.

After "coffee" Monday morning, the four of us went to the library to see this beautiful, appliqued quilt.
It was made by Peg Erhard and is hand quilted. It won in its category at the fair a year or so ago.
When I called to ask her if I could blog a photo of her quilt,
she told me she also has a prize winner at this year's fair.  I plan to go see it and all the entries displayed in the Domestic Arts building. I love the fair!

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Monday, September 12, 2011

We Are Protected

Across the bottom of the tv screen - the crawl - came these words:

Military jets safely escort NYC and Detroit flights. No arrests made.

Is this who, what when where and why?  No.   Makes absolutely no sense.

Maybe the purpose of these "news" items is to pique your curiosity and lead you to  research the story. 

In my case, I was simply confused. Maybe it was the hour - 5:30 a.m.

Later the story was covered on a network show.

Military jets? Really???

Sunday, September 11, 2011


A week ago Friday we had a fire downtown. No arson, the authorities say.

About a year ago there was a fire a block north, same side of Main Street. No arson.
Posted by PicasaI wish I knew how they can be so sure.  Several fires in the southeast part of town are considered arson; sheds destroyed and  in one case a house partially burned.  Very unsettling.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Help Needed

Posted by PicasaThis poor little Mustang was waiting in the parking lot at the grocery store.
Nobody around. The hub just sitting on the tire, which I assume was flat.
Maybe help was on the way but none arrived for the half hour we were parked there.

Friday, September 9, 2011


The weather is gorgeous. Here is Mork looking for something to chew - cicadas, rocks, feathers, paper, twigs. . . anything that strikes his fancy.

He usually stalks the backyard daily for his treat.
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Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Last of the Lilacs

Just a few blooms coming out...only because L. keeps watering. 
He caught the butterfly on one of the few flowers left in the yard in early September.
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Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Oregon Biscotti

I've had this recipe for a while and decided to try it since it's "ok" to turn on the oven again.

I only made half the recipe because I didn't have a full cup of  Tillamook cheese which I shredded myself!

This is after the first baking (25 min.) and the cooling (10 min.)
Slicing diagonally and rebaking for 15 min, turning and baking  for 10 - 15 min. more and it's done.

Posted by PicasaCheddar Biscotti
2 eggs
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese; I used Tillamook sharp cheddar
1 cup plus 2 tbsp. flour, plus more if needed
1/2 tsp. baking powder
3/4 tsp. salt
1/4 to 1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper, or to taste
1/2 cup coarsely chopped walnuts

Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment. Put the eggs and cheese in a food processor and process until yellow and thick, about a minute. (Note, mine was yellow before I processed!)
Add the flour, baking powder, salt, cayenne and nuts and pulse three or four times, just to integrate the dry ingredients. Don't overwork the gluten in the flour.
Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and gently knead it until it holds together - it my be a bit crumbly at first. Shape the dough into an 8 to 10 inch log, transfer to the prepared baking sheet and gently flatten.
Bake until the log begins to color and is firm to the touch, 20 to 25 min. Cool for about 10 min. then cut on the bias into half inch slices. Lay the biscotti flat on the baking sheet and bake until crisp and toasted, 15 min; turn and toast the second side for another 10 to 15 min. Cool completely before serving.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Happy Birthday

Posted by PicasaThis is my dear friend, Linda, who is celebrating a birthday today. I have known her for a long time and always thought her hair was dark brown. Since she is a just a few years younger than I am, I thought it remarkable that she had no grey. ( I have been grey since my 40's when people thought I was doing the "pull the hair through the rubber cap for the frosted look") The day I took this photo she  had the sun roof open on her car and when I saw the red, I was amazed! She does not color her hair and the red only shows up in the bright sunlight.
I notice now that there are a few grey hairs peeking though. She doesn't mind and I know I don't!