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Snapping Beans

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noun
1.  A measure of capacity equal to 64 pints (equivalent to 32.5 liters), used for dry goods.
2.  A large amount.  [emphasis mine]

At the end of each summer while we were growing up, Mom would go into her yearly Canning Frenzy. Continue reading Snapping Beans

“Raking” My Point

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When I was a kid, we lived next door to a family with two boys. The older boy – I’ll call him Philip – was my age, and his younger sibling was my sister’s age. The four of us got along pretty well. Most of the time.Continue reading “Raking” My Point

Flax Seed Freak

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Over the decades, Dad has metamorphosed from the fast food, French fry-consuming, heart-attack-waiting-to-happen man of his earlier years into the trimmer, more health-conscious specimen we see today.  He’s into herbal supplements, whole grains and flax seeds. Lots of flax seeds.Continue reading Flax Seed Freak

Birth Of A Tradition

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Several years ago, my niece and nephew who live in Canada flew down to visit one week in July.  At the time, they were 10 and 13, respectively.

Other than twice-yearly visits up north to see family, I had never spent a significant amount of one-on-one time with them other than to take them out a few hours for lunch and a bit of shopping.  I was apprehensive about the thought of entertaining both of them for an entire week, and I wanted things to go well for all of us.  Fortunately, we all had a really good time.Continue reading Birth Of A Tradition

The Maltese… Cake?

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It was a dark and stormy night.  I had stayed late at the office, trying to make headway on a few cases, but without much success.  I’m a Private Investigator, but most of my business comes in the form of investigating cheating spouses.  It ain’t the most glamorous of professions, but it keeps a roof over my head.Continue reading The Maltese… Cake?

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