Tag Archives: Uncle Bob

He Won’t Miss One

I was peddling past Uncle Bob’s the other day.  He was going somewhere in his truck and he waved as he passed by.  On his porch steps was a bucket of cucumbers and I took one.  He won’t miss one.  … Continue reading

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The Manning Conspiracy

The weather guessers (or the weather puppets, if you prefer) were wrong on Friday.  They had predicted between 3 and 6 inches of snow. Prior to Friday, temperatures were balmy and most of our meager season’s snow had melted.  Apocalyptic … Continue reading

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The Monuments

My paternal grandparents have been dead for a long time. They’re buried in a little cemetery in my hometown and Uncle Bob places two cement urns with geraniums next to their headstone on Memorial Day every year. In a sunny … Continue reading

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Peas in the Garden

When I first started writing my blog, my brother once said “I don’t understand the Uncle Bob angle.”  I’m probably not Uncle Bob’s favorite niece, true enough; I was one of many nieces when we were growing up.  These last … Continue reading

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Today and Tomorrow and the Next Day

When Uncle Bob had his lumberjack accident, I couldn’t wait to see him.  First, I wanted to make sure he was okay, but then I wanted to scold him and tell him to “knock it off” and stop taking chances … Continue reading

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The Eternal Rest of Marigolds

These Red Marietta marigolds were the last plants in the big home garden I share with Uncle Bob. I didn’t want to pull them out, but I knew they were approaching the end of their days. Uncle Bob said he … Continue reading

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Timber!

We’ve got a few rules about telecommunications in our family; we are not people who just randomly call each other to chit-chat. During the offseason, when the motel is closed and I (sniff, sniff) don’t go home as much, my … Continue reading

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Harvesting Cuke-a-Melons

We’ve passed the midpoint of August and things are going by in the garden.  Uncle Bob pulled out his last two rows of beans and cucumbers last week.  I was a little sad when I saw the empty rows next … Continue reading

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Kind of Like Bill Lee

I’m not sure what compelled me, but I listened to the “All Star Game” on the radio last night.  I never used to listen to the “Planet Mikey” show on WEEI either, but I’m starting to like Mikey’s quirky ways.  … Continue reading

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Friday Pillow Talk – A Moxie Dream Come True

I haven’t written about dreams lately; it’s “Show House season” and I decided to put dreams on hold and write my Friday “Tales of the Toile.”  I made an exception this week because it’s the prelude to the Moxie Festival … Continue reading

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