Freezing Rain

Last week, I was on my front porch tempting fate after a night of freezing rain.  Should I leave the safety of dry pavement and retrieve the newspaper?   Like a guiding star, its ice-coated plastic bag  was glistening at the end of my driveway.  How bad can it be? My first step was a cautious … Continue reading Freezing Rain

First Sleigh Ride

Finally enough snow to go sledding.  Time to get the old wooden sled with steel runners down from the garage rafters, sand the rust off the runners and wax them down with a block of paraffin. I don't remember the first time I went sledding, but I remember the first time I went sledding with … Continue reading First Sleigh Ride

Ice Doily

Doilies are a thing of the past.  You know, those white, hand-made, crocheted or knitted pieces that were about the size of a woman's handkerchief, looked like a spider web and were under every lamp or vase in your grandmother's house.  Sometimes they were on the arms of sofas and chairs, or even on the … Continue reading Ice Doily

Bus Stop

Back to school?!  Are you kidding me?! ... its still August, the autumnal equinox isn't for another 30+ days!   My tomatoes are just turning ripe, it can't be time for school to start already. Today's kids really have it rough, they have to start school in the middle of the hottest month of the year; when I … Continue reading Bus Stop