Monthly Archives: July 2012

The First of the Last

Today is the last day of July.  Although it’s never good to wish away time, by July 31, I am scribbling “good riddance” in the margins of my calendar.  The lovely month of August is no longer in the rear … Continue reading

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A Stranger in My Own Country

I had the pleasure of taking a road trip to Belfast, Maine, yesterday with my brother.  He was giving a book talk at Beyond the Sea Books, part of the Belfast Bound Book Festival.  We had a wonderful time and … Continue reading

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Flower Power

This summer, I grew Calendula.  They’re pretty powerful little flowers and they sit on a solid stem.  They fit perfectly behind my ear, like a pencil. I’m going to wear a Calendula flower in my hair more often, especially on … Continue reading

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Talk of The Toile – Steady On

Last night, I visited the Museums of Old York’s 23rd Annual Decorator Show House, located at 19 Harmon Park Road in York Harbor, Maine. The notation “23rd Annual” means “every year for 23 years.” As a former Show House volunteer, … Continue reading

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Sometimes, The Jeeps Work Late

Not this Thursday, though. They’re going to the Old York Historical Society’s Decorator Show House.  See you tomorrow!

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The Beautiful Garlic

I pulled my garlic on Saturday morning. Pulling garlic is a bit of work.  The garlic bulb’s roots dig into the earth; some “oomph” is required to remove it.  That’s why it’s calling “pulling” and not “picking” garlic.  Folks with … Continue reading

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Wonderful Work

Yesterday, July 23, marked the 25th anniversary of the fire that destroyed the Worumbo Mill in Lisbon Falls, Maine.  A few weeks ago, the Lisbon Historical Society presented a program about the fire.  It attracted a large crowd and Dot … Continue reading

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It’s Later Than You Think

Stopping by the Hampton Victory Garden on my way back to The Coop on Sunday, I had a good conversation with one of the garden’s super stars, Mr. G.  He’s been gardening for a long time and he helps everyone … Continue reading

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Dairy Maid Saturday Night

It took all week to recover from the Moxie Hangover, but everyone at home is back on the beam again.  My brother and his bride, Miss Mary, are off to Bar Harbor to celebrate their 30th anniversary, Uncle Bob’s string … Continue reading

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Talk of The Toile – Show House Books

When I was the co-chair of the Junior League of Boston’s 2006 Decorator Show House, I not only spent a lot of time at the Show House in Cambridge, but I spent a lot of time in meetings at the … Continue reading

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