Sounds like the beginning of some boring archduke’s bio, doesn’t it? Nay… most definitely not. Instead of being departed, this person is about to arrive! There will be more on that (much more), but for now, check out one of the many unintended consequences of said immanent arrival in the form of this list on my dear oldest daughter’s blog. She is, don’t you see, involved Continue reading “William Roscoe Hartman II of Georgia”
Finally! A post by me! It’s not about politics. It’s not about current events. Well, I suppose you could say it’s about current events on a local level; a family level.
This summer, for the first time in the 21 years we have lived in Shelby County, I’ve noticed kudzu growing in places along the roadside. When Lydia was home, she lamented that it was all over the farm. In one of my reflective moments, I asked myself, “Why would kudzu show up now, when it hasn’t been here in the last 21 years??? What has happened in the last year that would have spread kudzu up here?” So what did I answer myself? It came to me in a flash! Hurricane Ike! Last September, Hurricane Ike still looked like a hurricane as it passed over KY, downing many limbs and trees with 60 – 80 mph winds. Ike blew up here straight from Kudzu Kountry! Could Ike have kalamitously karried kudzu seeds which were, with the unusually high rainfall this year, koaxed to sprout krazily in our kounty? I think it’s a great theory.
Now I’m praying for several winters with deep freezes to kill off that krazy kudzu before it becomes king of the road!
Caribou and SNL
Folks, it take a lot to get me to watch TV. I kissed it goodbye almost 40 years ago, and my life has been full of exciting times, productive work, lots of books and movies and thousands of conversations with live people. In a word, TV (generally) is for the brain dead. If you’re feeling a little offended right now, I suggest you … take a hike 😉 If you’re still here, however, I must confess that I just watched Continue reading “Caribou and SNL”
Why Men Die before Women
This is one of those e-mails you get from somebody– my mother in this case. Just had to put up this picture. You wonder what the kid was thinking as he looked at the photographer. The caption under it in the note read: “It starts at a young age and men just get worse!”
You should see some of the other pictures… Continue reading “Why Men Die before Women”
The dogs point of view
With all this talk of the queen – i mean, the cat, I feel like it might be time to talk about the dogs a little bit. Do any of you wonder how they are? I have it on good authority (*coughserenacough*) that the dogs are “surpassingly adorable”. Here is their daily thought pattern, courtesy of the word magician that is my little sister: Continue reading “The dogs point of view”
Subtitle: “How spoiled cats fit into the scheme of things”
Recently, as some of you know, my family left for various parts known and unknown (see post below), and the LifeForms and I were left to our own devices for most of about 10 days. Many things happened in that time (I discovered how many LifeForms we actually have, for instance…) and generally, things clicked right along. Upon their return, the queen of the house (her daughter actually brought it up first) said:
“Did you spoil the cat?”
It seems, don’t you see, that there has been some disagreement among us regarding topics such as the diet of said cat (milk or no milk), the reliability of veterinary advice we have been getting (cats can’t digest milk- then what have they been doing with it for thousands of years??) and the feline girth (“that cat is fat and lazy!”). Of course, I was non-plussed, since many important events and circumstances had arisen and been dealt with during their long journey, and many important decisions had yet to be made, and … what cat? Ahem! In any case, regarding the spoilation of the royal feline, I have discovered, decided (and am announcing here) that: Continue reading “Cat Confessions”