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Morton Memories

Morton Memories

The Ghost of the Marion Hardware got me thinking of the many things in my life which came from Morton’s. From the early 1950’s until 1964 when Dad sold the…

August Marches On

August Marches On

 Marion enjoyed another fine Old Fashioned Days experience last weekend. We understand that in spite of the very warm temperatures the crowds were large and the entertainment fine. Marion does…

Old Fashioned Good Times

Old Fashioned Good Times

It is the first weekend of August and that can mean only one thing. It’s Old Fashioned Days once again. In fact, it is the 60th Old Fashioned Days celebration. It…

He Shed, She Shed

He Shed, She Shed

 I’ve been spiffing-up dad’s old shed this summer. It needs some TLC and a new purpose. I have the tools, an accumulation of vintage pieces and parts and the inclination…

Hose Wars Again

Hose Wars Again

 It is a busy and hot week here in the Pines. We are busily preparing to entertain a gathering of family for the mid week holiday and an open house…

Happy Birthday America!

Happy Birthday America!

I’ve said it before and I will say it again. The best July 4th gatherings I’ve known were those spent at Lake George with the Gardener’s family.  Yup, bar-none, the best red, white…

The Small Box

The Small Box

 When I was a kid Aunt Lola kept a boxful of outgrown but still useful clothing on the floor of her closet. She called it the Small Box. It was…

The Passing of a Dear Friend

The Passing of a Dear Friend

I am deeply saddened to learn this morning (Wednesday) of the overnight passing of my dear friend Jane Johnson Hall. There was absolutely no one better to go digging into…

Estate Mining

Estate Mining

I made the mistake of reading one of those Top 10 things that come around frequently on Facebook. You know those lists; ten things you can’t do without or don’t…

Sum-Sum-Summertime!

Sum-Sum-Summertime!

Well, as usual, the mythical switch has been thrown and suddenly it is summer. And full blown summer it appears to be, even though the actual official date is twenty…

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