Monthly Archives: May 2010

In Memory of Our Fallen Heroes

But, in a larger sense, we can not dedicate, we can not consecrate, we can not hallow this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract. … Continue reading

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Scenic 30-A: Cottage Charm Giveaway WINNER

I wasn’t entirely sure I’d get to this so soon but I’ve felt the suspense building all day. Not among the entrants, by the way, but among… me, myself and I. Even I had to know who won this painting. … Continue reading

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A Little Overlap

I can’t believe the Twice Remembered Cottage Charm Giveaway has been going on for almost a month! Just a reminder: my giveaway ends tomorrow, so if you haven’t entered, get on the stick. You can view my giveaway here and … Continue reading

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I Blame My Mother

I’m neck deep in the quicksand of a website-conversion-slash-blog-migration-slash-shopping-cart-revamp-slash-Lord-knows-what-else-I’m-going-to-find-needs-doing. None of which I would ever have attempted had it not been for my mother. I spent my formative years watching her tackle just about every trade skill or hobby known … Continue reading

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Champagne Tastes & Beer Realities

Everyone has a talent. As for me, I can walk in to any store in the western hemisphere and with no knowledge of prices, pick out, by the simple virtue of what I honestly like best, The Most Expensive Anything … Continue reading

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Chocolate for a Frugal Friday

Someone gave me a gift box of these Godiva Chocolate Biscuits once. I still haven’t recovered. For better or worse, they cost $8.50 a box. If I planned to make them a fixture in my life, I’d be forced to … Continue reading

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When It All Began

We were very young. Twenty-two and twenty-three, in actual fact. Neither of us wore glasses. I was still paying off a credit card. (Sorry about that…) We were naive enough to think the carpeting of our cheap apartment was damp … Continue reading

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Chocolate Chip Brownie Pillows

DISCLAIMER: I am not a “chef.” While culinary precision and sophistication are qualities I admire in others, these are not among my gifts. I’m lazy. But I’m a huge fan of comfort food. And by “huge,” I mean… never mind. … Continue reading

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Mothers & Sons

I have the best of both. Although in personality I most resemble my dad, my mama had the unenviable job of tempering the concatenation of quirks, freaks and neuroses that is yours truly into a balanced, moderately normal human being. … Continue reading

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Variations on a Theme

As you can see, I’m monkeying with the appearance of the blog. WordPress has launched a new theme (“Twenty Ten,” for those who care) that offers much more flexibility than the one I’ve been using and I had to give … Continue reading

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