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I was a Brownie


I had a few special privileges when I was growing up. Being in a Brownie pack was one. That sounds strange when I think of a brownie, now, as a sweet and gooey baked desert. Anyway, I obviously wasn’t that kind of brownie. I don’t think I had a uniform right off, so I would […]

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Shetland in Town


As a little girl I had dreams about horses and riding them. These dreams were likely based on a book I once read called “Black Beauty”. The book was narrated from a horse’s perspective. This Black Beauty was a good-natured horse that had been told by his mother to always do his best to please […]

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Making Laundry Soap

Laundry Soap No-no’s


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Mouse Tracks


At least they are outside and not in. I’ve had to deal with mice in my house several times before. Remember the story of  my 8 siblings? Well… one time we had to stay in an old shack that had been hollowed out by mice, squirrels, and other creatures of the woods. It was musty and […]

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The Fly


   (Nightmare movie from the past)…do you remember this one? One rare night the TV was on. I think it was because we had company over. A movie started. Some dark and daring music filled the room. The black and white screen flashed some bold and eerie lettering: The FLY! Some evil and twisted genius had […]

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Go-Go-Girls


Technology runs a true course, where a few subscribe to it (usually the wealthy), then a few more, and even more until ‘everyone’ has it. It happened with the light bulb, the telephone, the TV, until we now have our iPods. When the TV came along, we were one of the last to get one. […]

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Eating Bear Meat and others…


Hubby new Ara Thomas, the bush trapper. Ara lived alone - secluded and by himself. He was a hardy old fella. He had determination, grit and a cheerful nature. He came out from his cabin to visit occasionally and to let his experiences flow to other minds. He shared the following comical tale. 3 hunters came out his way hunting for […]

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Killing the Kittens


Dad was in the beginning stages of house building on our town lot. He was self motivated, and pretty capable at wearing different hats. He planned to do most of the work himself. Thus far the footings had been shovelled out which created large trenches around the perimeter of the plan. The dirt was piled […]

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