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Oakland Community College Bluegrass Series

| September 22, 2009

This year’s line-up got off to a wonderful start on Friday, September 18th with Cody Shuler and Pine Mountain Railroad. We had a nice time, and we glad we didn’t forget to go. Jerry Cole knocked ’em dead. I’m not sure there were too many in the audience who had seem him sing before the […]

The Library and Archives of Michigan, What Now?

| September 12, 2009

This is an article which contains my opinion, and my opinion only. Governor Granholm has amended her original Executive Order (EO 2009-36) with an additional Executive Order, 2009-43. Both the orders can be read here. I have read several articles regarding this amendment, but most of the recent press coverage has focused on Last Thursday’s […]

Heavy Traffic Ahead

| August 27, 2009

I am thinking in metaphors today, something that happens to me often. It works this way: I think of something, and suddenly I am in a completely different place and time. I arrive there by jumping from one slightly related topic to another, faster than I can really understand what is happening. As I was […]

Library of Michigan, Department of History, Arts and Libraries

| August 24, 2009

I received a copy of this message, originally sent by the Michigan Genealogical Council. I am quoting it without comment, you all know my opinion. Please contact the senators listed below, and your own Senators today: Senator Cameron Brown has introduced Senate Concurrent Resolution 18, which if passed by a 2/3 majority in the State […]

Unhappy Household Residents

| August 14, 2009

The cats (I don’t have any cats), were very lonely last week when D1 was off baby sitting for D2’s children. The drove me absolutely crazy, (I know, short trip). It was on my lap, off my lap. Rub, rub, rub, purr purr, purr. They followed me around like dogs. If I headed for the […]


| August 13, 2009

We’re out here at the Milan Michigan Bluegrass festival. The weather is cook, and a breeze to match. There are tons of campers, and the day crowd is rolling in. It is shaping up to be a wonderful festival, with perfect weather. We’ll post the first of the photos tomorrow, if we manage to get […]

The Lost is Found

| August 13, 2009

A little over a month ago, I was looking for my green bowl. It is the only one remaining of two sets of wonderful, useful Pyrex bowls that started my married life with me. I could not find it, and I was bummed, because I use it quite a bit. I looked high and low, […]

Happy Fortieth Anniversary to Papa (and me)

| July 28, 2009

Forty years seems like a long time, until you have lived through it. Back on Monday, July 28, 1969 Papa and I married. For us, it was the right thing to do then, and it seems like the years have proven that. I picked this picture from our book because it is such a great […]

Darn It!

| July 23, 2009

Funny, isn’t it, how things that have nothing to do with you become a part of you? I can illustrate with a little story. When I married Papa I became part of a family with their own history, sayings, inside jokes, and other little quirks. A lot of these things are the illusive things that […]

New Trellis

| July 22, 2009

You might remember that Papa built me a new trellis this year. I really needed it, after the collapse of 2008. I have been watching the ascent of the Morning Glories all summer, they seem to grow a few inches each day. Yesterday, it looked like this:   The most interesting thing to me is […]