Monthly Archives: October 2010

55. Monster Mash

Trick or Treat! Today’s the DAY for all you Frankenstein wannabes!  Personally, I avoid wearing the ghoulish costumes.  I always go as the Great Pumpkin so I don’t have to change clothes.  Being round has its advantages. (BTW, the roundest … Continue reading

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54. Relatively Speaking

I read once that families are like fudge – mostly sweet with a few nuts. What if you had a whole mess of cousins you’d never met? That’s the situation of most of my great-nieces and great-nephews.  Octo-woman has decided to … Continue reading

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53. Toast and the Cowboy

Today’s blob is about Toast — but not the kind my smoke alarm screeches at. Toast is one of the 13 dogs in my immediate family, and he’s easily the most heroic. He’s a pure-bred Australian Cattle Dog, a breed … Continue reading

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52. Puzzled

Don’t you hate it when this happens? Last night granddaughter T.T. came over so Uncle Matt could help her with a history assignment.  Matt is a history fanatic so challenging him with minutia about Bull Run or Ancient Greece, or … Continue reading

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51. Mabel

This is a picture story about my mother-in-law Mabel Frances O’Hanlon Ford. Today is the anniversary of her death.  She died in Cedar Rapids when she was 66 years old.  At the time, I always thought of her as an … Continue reading

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50. Baseball Star

I’m always reading about what an unfit American I am. I do not jog.  Neither do I ski, swim, hike, golf, bicycle, or play tennis.  I do walk rapidly on my way to the car, however, and I do enjoy … Continue reading

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49. Matinee Idol

Was just talking with daughter Lisa about going to see a movie (“Never Let Me Go”).  It’s a good book by Kazuo Ishiguro – maybe a good movie too. I watch a few hundred movies every year but not in the movie … Continue reading

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