ME AND MY TRACTOR – Marilyn Armstrong

You may have noticed the old tractor in the middle of our garden. When we were trying to sell the house years ago, a couple of potential buyers commented that they'd have to have it towed away. I put a mental black mark next to their names because I love that tractor. If you don't … Continue reading ME AND MY TRACTOR – Marilyn Armstrong

A BRIEF HISTORY OF TOILET PAPER – BY ELLIN CURLEY

The panic buying spurred by the Coronavirus has highlighted the products that Americans feel are most essential to their wellbeing. Apparently toilet paper leads the pack since most stores initially reported that they were completely out of toilet paper. Toilet paper hoarding has become a national joke, with people buying carts full of the stuff … Continue reading A BRIEF HISTORY OF TOILET PAPER – BY ELLIN CURLEY

CROCUSES AND THE HEADSTONE FOR OLD WINSTON – Marilyn Armstrong

Crocuses and the Headstone for old Winston, the guinea pig Garry wasn't feeling up to grocery hauling today so I went. No problem keeping my distance. The store wasn't crowded. there was no pasta, no bread, no paper goods of any kind. They did have freshly baked Italian bread and four loaves of cinnamon raisin … Continue reading CROCUSES AND THE HEADSTONE FOR OLD WINSTON – Marilyn Armstrong

VICTORIAN HOUSES – Marilyn Armstrong

We all think we'd like to live in one of those mansions. I know several people who bought one and tried to restore it. They acquired them with the best of intentions. They saw in their minds glorious images of perfectly finished wood paneling and ceiling beams with miniature gargoyles and carved balustrades in the … Continue reading VICTORIAN HOUSES – Marilyn Armstrong

RUMORS TO THE CONTRARY NOTWITHSTANDING, I DON’T KNOW EVERYTHING – Marilyn Armstrong

You're probably shocked to know that there is another opinion other than mine which might be worth hearing. It turns out, I'm imperfect. I hate to admit it, but there it is. Life marches on but one must consider the alternative should life fail to march on. CONVERSATION 1: THE THERMOSTAT My thermostat no longer … Continue reading RUMORS TO THE CONTRARY NOTWITHSTANDING, I DON’T KNOW EVERYTHING – Marilyn Armstrong

ABOUT THOSE DOGS AND TREES – Garry Armstrong

Now that it has snowed, the mud that had almost become solid has turned back into gummy mud. With the best will in the world, this house will never be entirely clean. Too many dogs. Too many trees. Too many people. Dog hair, dust, and dead oak leaves -- the triple D of home ownership. … Continue reading ABOUT THOSE DOGS AND TREES – Garry Armstrong

SHARE YOUR WORLD – Marilyn Armstrong

Share Your World 11-4-19 QUESTIONS: What is the meaning of true love? I don't know, but I think you know it when you find it. I could not possibly provide a definition. It's different for everyone and even for a bonded couple, they will both give different definitions of "true love." The one thing that seems … Continue reading SHARE YOUR WORLD – Marilyn Armstrong