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With the family spread all over the place, ME, VT, NH, RI, CT, NJ, PA, DE, MD, VA, NC, FL, TN, MI, OK, OR, WA, AK & I’m sure I’ve missed a few, I am the Town Crier and aged Patriarch at the moment.

It is just so much easier to put out a blog from time to time, let the reader’s take what they want, and disregard the rest. Here I am retired, have so much I want to put into print and feel so often, I have such little time. My goodness it goes fast when you grow old. Don’t wish yourself into retirement. Fenrick Russell once said: “Until you find that work you enjoy, enjoy that work you find.”

I try not to pass up porch time, you see we solve everyone’s problems out there. We never speak them mind you, but boy do we have the answers. Seventy plus years of experience lends one to have the answers. They’re just nuts I’ll say, and herself will smile, nod her head in agreement, and we move on to the next item. On occasion we might take a sip of the Nectar of the Gods. If you see us on the porch, stop by, we share.

All this is accomplished while waving to those passing by. Besides the family cemetery across the street, they usually get rowdy the end of October, we have neighbors walking dogs in baby coaches, bikers, walkers, joggers, every kind of farm equipment known to man kind, golf carts, ATV’s and of course cars and trucks. Thursday evenings we have a train of bikers, on occasion as many as thirty. It grows exponentially the closer it gets to the “Seagull Century.” We have an MSU cowbell next to our chairs that we ring on occasion when the big trains go by. Perhaps we’re the nutty wavers?


“Who was that” she will say. “Bunny” I’ll answer,“ on her way home from the Bd.of Ed. I’ve been doing this for the past 13 years from this venue and every day the same thing. “51st Date” you say?

We missed this morning.  No Gym class tomorrow, we shall be on the porch early. Coffee, check, hand bell, check, Rotator Cuff loosened up check, WAVE!

Thanks for stopping by.

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  1. marijo1245 says:

    Oh that made me smile as Dog and I are sitting on the front porch watching the traffic fly by (admiring my nicely mowed lawn I might add). We are the speed monitors. “Too fast!” I shake my head at Dog, she nods in agreement. May have to invest in a cow bell!

  2. Shall hear lots of the bells next Saturday, granddaughter and I heading to Amherst, MA to see Mississippi State vs. Umass. a cotton in the ears day. We do the too fast thing also.

  3. What fun to make good use of your porch! We’ve just begun to use our front porch, having spent the first two years on the back one. The afternoon sun hits the front with a vengeance, so we have to pick our times. You seem to have lots going on. We don’t. There are six houses on our street. Happy waving and cow belling!

  4. Bun Karyudo says:

    Porch time sounds fun. We only have a balcony, and it’s really not the same. 🙂

    • Thought your balcony was a catch all, no room for a chair. On the porch at this moment, herself is binding a quilt and I’m catching up with you. Re Kids and conversations: Out of the mouth of babes my mother always said. As usual a great read my friend.

      • Bun Karyudo says:

        You’re quite right. My balcony is not the greatest place to sit. We did manage to clean away some of the stuff that had been accumulating there, but already we’ve made a start on putting together an impressive new collection. Oh well! Anyway, thank you so much for the kind words about my latest post. I’m very glad you enjoyed it. 🙂

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