BARTERING – THE COUNTRY WAY – Marilyn Armstrong

Bartering may be "old style" in the U.S., but I think that's just in cities. Because in the country, a lot of bartering still goes on. The countryside ... where the cows outnumber people and only the horses look fat and happy. "I'll write your brochure if you'll frame a couple of pictures." Done! "I'll … Continue reading BARTERING – THE COUNTRY WAY – Marilyn Armstrong

THE EXTERMINATOR AND ME – Marilyn Armstrong

RDP Thursday THE PUTRESCENT EXTERMINATOR I had a disturbing and rather depressing (brief) conversation with the exterminator a couple of days ago. He happily reported that we had killed (poisoned ... yes ... we poisoned them because we tried all the nice ways of getting them to move on and they came right back) as well … Continue reading THE EXTERMINATOR AND ME – Marilyn Armstrong

CAPPUCCINOS COME TO TOWN – BY ELLIN CURLEY

I live in Easton, Connecticut, a small town of about 8000 people. We are proud of our rural, suburban character and our many acres of protected fields and woods. Many of us cling to our strict residential only zoning laws because we want to preserve the beauty and character of our town. There is no … Continue reading CAPPUCCINOS COME TO TOWN – BY ELLIN CURLEY

Weekly Writing Challenge: Dialogue – Country Tale

"You're from the city," said the guy in the overalls. He was crouched under the sink in the bathroom, quite a feat for such a big guy. At the moment, he was paused ... meaningfully. I knew I was going to feel like a fool the moment he started talking. "Never had a well before?" … Continue reading Weekly Writing Challenge: Dialogue – Country Tale