Sunday, October 13, 2019


We went to the All-U-Can-Pick apple orchard two counties over yesterday.  Evidently the management has a problem with small children trying to smuggle kittens into the car without Mom or Dad noticing.

Saturday, October 12, 2019


Friday, October 11, 2019

Quote Of The Day

War may be fought with weapons but they are won by men. ~ George S Patton

(Francis Currey, one of the last three MOH winners from WWII, has died).

Monday, October 7, 2019

Vintage Images - Butterflies

Copyright-free, from Dover.  Our butterfly bush is gamely hanging on but the customer numbers are starting to dwindle.

Saturday, October 5, 2019


Friday, October 4, 2019

Quote Of The Day

Living in a bookshop is like living in a warehouse of explosives.  Those shelves are ranked with the most furious combustibles in the world - the brains of men. ~ Christopher Morley

Thursday, October 3, 2019


Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Chick Magnet

We were on the way to obedience class this evening and pulled up next to a car full of teenage girls at a stoplight.

(Cue the chorus of squeals).

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Aunt Martha's Workbasket - April, 1937

Not much in this month's issue - lots of transfers to write for, but the actual projects are two crochet (one dress, one vanity set) and a quilt pattern for Grandmother's Tulip that looks more like a trumpet vine, but maybe that's just me.

Free download at the Antique Pattern Library.

Saturday, September 28, 2019


Friday, September 27, 2019

Quote Of The Day

image from the Graphics Fairy

In every orchard Autumn stands
With apples in his golden hands. ~ Alexander Smith

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

The Hunchbread Of Notre Dame

This is what happens when you doze off during the second rising.

Monday, September 23, 2019

Women Are From Venus, Men Are From Someplace Really, Really Gross

He:  How was your day??

She:  Little Man threw up on the porch.

He:  (matter-of-factly) So that's why his breath smelled like puke when he was licking my face. 

Friday, September 20, 2019

Quote Of The Day

The real measure of a day's heat is the length of a sleeping cat.  ~ Charles Brady

Monday, September 16, 2019

He MUST Be An Ancestor

(seen on FB).

Friday, September 13, 2019


This is what happens when, in the discharge of your duties, you slice a very small snippet off the end of your thumb, and it won't stop bleeding, and you request a bandaid from the Red Cross RN on duty who is a Level 1 trauma nurse in civilian life.

Don't Ask, Don't Tell

The national lead for transportation management volunteers just sent a few hundred of us an email with the greeting "Good Afternoon fellow Trannies!"  

Maximum Security

not a very good picture but Batdog could not keep still

Arrived home yesterday evening and since then have not been allowed to make one single step unescorted.  Not even in the middle of the night, to the bathroom.

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

(Southern) English As She Is Spoke

The first thing I saw when I walked into the North Charleston Red Cross office today.