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oldentimes · 6M ago

Happy Plates

Here, on Sunrise Ridge, in order to coax small children to eat, I have resorted to  drawing ‘Happy faces’ on the paper plates -after they finish their meal. After dinner last night, I mentio...
oldentimes · 7M ago

Finding Friends

Another tale from the trip to West Virginia. G_____, West Virginia is a small town, pretty much like the nearest  ‘town’ to my Missouri home.  It boasts a school, Post Office and there is a ...
oldentimes · 7M ago

Tom’s Creek Road

Many years ago, Hubby, two daughters and I lived on Tom’s Creek Road, in rural Reynolds County Missouri. The road wound and twisted through a small valley, passing a few homes and small farm...
oldentimes · 9M ago

The search

You may be aware that I have a certain fascination with things old. Attending an auction this past week, I ran across a lovely Singer treadle machine, with interesting markings and a metal p...
oldentimes · 9M ago

National Cookie Day

October 1, 2016, also known as National Cookie Day. My fine helpers made Oatmeal Raisin and Snickerdoodle cookies. “C” was the letter of the week at Pre-K and we talked about cooking, cookie...
oldentimes · 10M ago

‘N’ is for noodle

Recently, our family has expanded a bit. Single parent grandson and his children have been staying with us, while he does some serious re-hab on their house. Having a Head Start student and ...
oldentimes · 10M ago

The camping trip Part 2 Earthquake and space invaders

Saturday dawned cool and bright. Hubby’s brother arrived during the night to join us. With stars still in the sky they headed down to the eddy to fish. I was enjoying a cup of coffee when su...
oldentimes · 10M ago

The Camping trip part 1: Prison Guards and Party Horns

Wednesday, August 31: Hubby has checked and rechecked the weather and water stage for out favorite spot on the Mississippi River. It’s all clear and clear that we need to make a trip!  We ha...
oldentimes · 11M ago

The ‘hardest’ work I’ve ever done.

When our daughter passed away, in 2014, all her craft and quilting supplies were put away. This summer, in an effort to scale down some of the fabric stash and clutter in my craft area, I ca...
oldentimes · 1Y ago

Another legacy to pass down

Dear Morgan, This frame holds some of your history. I will tell you what I can, the quilt blocks were pieced by your great-great-great-grandmother. She used those cardboard cutouts to make t...