“Sadly enough, my young friends, it is a characteristic of our age that if people want any gods at all, they want them to be gods who do not demand much, comfortable gods, smooth gods who not only don’t rock the boat but don’t even row it, gods who pat us on the head, make … Continue reading Protecting My Tomato Plants
“Sorry, old girl,” I said to [my bicycle] Gladys in the gray dishwater light of early morning, “but I have to leave you at home.” I could see that she was disappointed, even though she managed to put on a brave face. “I need you to stay here as a decoy,” I whispered. “When they … Continue reading Abandonment
“Do these comforters make my butt look fat?” ~~Wussy The groomer got Munchie ready for the Fourth of July, but then Munchie couldn’t find a parade to walk in. She was grumpy about it for a bit. Then she decided that Plan B would be to run away & join the circus. But it was … Continue reading Two comfortable old dogs…….
“We are all alone, born alone, die alone, and—in spite of True Romance magazines—we shall all someday look back on our lives and see that, in spite of our company, we were alone the whole way. I do not say lonely—at least, not all the time—but essentially, and finally, alone. This is what makes your … Continue reading Mayfield Cemetery
Elmwood Cemetery, Sycamore, Illinois Continue reading Well, to put it rather bluntly…..
The Davey family outside Leland in rural DeKalb County, Illinois. The family calls this barn quilt square ‘Patriotic.’ Looking at the context, I’d certainly agree with that. I’m going to take a really wild guess here & say that someone in the Davey family is a Marine, was a Marine, is a retired Marine, or … Continue reading Barn Quilt Squares II
(Elva grain elevator, DeKalb County, Illinois) The other day I ran across an ad from an insurance brokerage firm (I’m guessing they’re located in Kansas). The ad was aimed at agricultural workers, specifically people whose work involved grain elevators. It was a lengthy ad selling life insurance. The ad began with………… “If you go to … Continue reading ! Danger, Will Robinson, Danger !