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Sunday, December 26, 2010
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Hi Miss C If you look closely you'll see a little mail truck jeep--that's Tawnia! Oops she zipped on by, and is already out of sight. She disappeared in a flash into the mountains of North Carolina with a zillion packages! The mail must go through and sometimes it gets a little late into the night...but check out the Christmas lights along her route.
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Sunday, December 19, 2010
The Canadian Pacific stopped. The doors to one of the boxcars opened, and the band inside sang Christmas Carols. It was festive and cold, and it was a great way to say Merry Christmas as the train traveled across the northern tier promoting the local food shelf.
Posted by DM at 11:58 AM
Friday, October 29, 2010
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Sunday, September 5, 2010
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
Saturday, August 14, 2010
At the Looney Days Festival today, there was a loon calling contest for all ages.
The first little guy was 8 months old. He didn't coo into the microphone like he was supposed to. His father squeezed his middle like a toy, and that didn't help. No sound came out.
A little girl with pink and purple painted hair, skipped up the stairs, sang "Wooooo Wooooo Woooooo.....with a high pitch warble, and took two bows.
"This is how my grandfather calls," said another little girl, "Here loon! Here loon!"
She cupped her hands and a call came out so real it sounded like a flock of loons had just flown over.
There was a sad loon call.
And other calls from folks from places like long prairie and texas, teenagers in cowboy hats. Big sisters cheering in the audience.
The last contestant, who was 68, got in the last word-call..."There's no loon like and old loon." (Loons live to be 15 to 30 years old.) The end.
Posted by DM at 7:05 PM
Friday, August 6, 2010
Tuesday, August 3, 2010
Monday, July 19, 2010
Tuesday, June 8, 2010
Hi Miss C! Happy Birthday at your house. This birthday greeting is the best! My friend Lillian, who also has a birthday this week, is 95 years old and she gave me a birthday card like this a long time ago.
Click on the picture to enlarge and read the words. It starts out Hippo Birdie Two Ewes...
Posted by DM at 1:32 PM
"Top Cat, He's indescribeable the leader of the band...". Top Cat was a hip alley cat on Saturday morning cartoons, in the 1960's when I was in gradeschool!
Posted by DM at 8:24 AM
Hi Miss C! This is a painting from the l930's by Harvey Dunn, an artist in South Dakota who liked to put lots of thick paint on the canvas. It's called The prairie is my garden.
I call my drawing The garden is my prairie, because I like the wild flowers best, and so I thought I'd plant wild flower seeds...
Posted by DM at 8:14 AM
Monday, May 24, 2010
Monday, May 17, 2010
A clearing in the thicket.
A knock on the tree.
Grandma is here
To have tea with me.
Mud cookies on the table
and leafy cakes too.
We pretend to take bites and sip murky brew.
Fun places to be:
Long ago, on my grandmother's farm, I served her tea (your great great grandmother) in my playhouse in the cottonwood trees.
Remember the fairy house we worked on, down by the river in the mountains, listening to the river rushing over the rocks, and arranging pine twigs and leaves?
And there was the Mud Pie Factory in the mighty fir trees, where your mom and auntie used to make the very best mud cakes! And the slugs also came to see.
Fun things to remember.
Posted by DM at 2:28 PM
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Monday, May 10, 2010
Hi Miss C,
Your doll is sweet.
When I tell people that I have been sewing doll clothes for you,
they say, "I have a doll like that too!"
My first doll looked a little like yours,
She was very short. About 8 inches tall.
She came in a pink suitcase with lots of clothes,
and sometimes I played with her
in the crook of a big old cottonwood tree.
Posted by DM at 11:20 AM
Saturday, May 8, 2010
Hi Miss C, The bluebirds are back, and "feathering the nest" in the bluebird house that Grandpa built. Soon they will be laying eggs, and feeding their young- fresh worms and bugs! Our neighbor has 50 bluebird houses in his yard. Sometimes the bluebirds stand on the roofs. I wonder if they're enjoying the view or just taking a rest. (I'll post a photo of them soon.)
Posted by DM at 9:24 AM
Tuesday, May 4, 2010
Thursday, April 29, 2010
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Clover is pedaling down the lane through Hollyhock Junction where lakes, woodlands and prairie meet. She's looking for the many signs of spring. The wild flowers are in bloom and a pair of geese are nesting in the rushes. The swans are migrating, and stop to swim. A muskrat waddles across the road, and the frog pond is alive with the sound of many croaks!
The colors of spring are woven into purses on a small hand held loom with an intersting button added.
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