Category Archives: Family

Across The Bay

Our gear is ready Our hopes are high, The sun has yet To light the sky.   A few more minutes Until the dawn We launch our boat ~ And then we’re gone.   To honor Dad We fish today … Continue reading






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Dear Rude Ruth,

We recently added a new room on to our house. It is big and wonderful and everything I imagined it would be. It sits on the North side of the house and is shaded by a giant oak tree. There … Continue reading






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Ruth is Finally On Board

The brilliant and talented Rude Ruth (me) has consented to become a bonified contributor to the blog posts on this site. I wanted to to post something today, but since I haven’t received a worthy question lately (mostly fan mail), … Continue reading






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Another Gold Ingot

A few weeks ago we decided to have a few family members and some good neighbors over for a fish fry. The plans were to have a general no-stress Saturday filled with dove hunting, visiting, frying too much food, eating … Continue reading






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Shocked, Dismayed, & Totally Mesmerized

It was a lovely Friday evening. I was outside playing in the garden and fiddling around in the shed looking for something (I don’t remember what). My step-son was here for the weekend celebrating his birthday. 29. Both he and … Continue reading






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Ruth’s Sister Rocks!

Ruth says : Get your own website you hussy!






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A Gold Ingot

I have this wall. In the bedroom. Out of the four walls in the room it is the only one that has paneling on it.  Why this one wall is covered with paneling when none of the others are is … Continue reading






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Tiny Tropical Zone

I have one in my yard now. It’s new, moist, and some recently inherited treasures are thriving in it.  A cool dampness in the soil has spread to under the deck, making it the perfect cat bed for Poppie. That’s … Continue reading






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