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March Madness in the Garden

Several weeks after planting seeds and transplanting seedlings- that had been started indoors (see previous post)- into the garden, things are looking good.  We have had cool weather here in Houston, unseasonably cool this week, which means growth has slowed … Continue reading

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The best part about New Year’s Day

  The best part of living in the south is that as soon as the New Year arrives, it is time to start planning the garden and starting seeds. I have been a long time old-fashioned cottage garden “gardener” with hollyhocks, … Continue reading

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One Last Stand– The Lonestar Mall

After such good finds at Artichoke Annie’s, we made one final stop.  We visited the Lonestar (apropos since I am from Texas) Antique Mall. We stopped in Cuba, Missouri and found several nice things including old books, ironstone and old advertising … Continue reading

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You Showed Me — Missouri

There are a number of stories and legends behind Missouri’s sobriquet “Show-Me” state. The slogan is not official, but is common throughout the state and is used on Missouri license plates. The most widely known legend attributes the phrase to … Continue reading

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Kansas City BBQ (Better Buy Quick)

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Kansas City is definitely renowned for Barb-e-que and thank goodness since I would not say it is renowned for antiques.  Better Buy Quick since there ain’t much her to buy.  We snatched up a few goodies including some blown plastic snowmen … Continue reading

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At the end of the Chisholm Trail

The Chisholm Trail was a trail used in the late 19th century to drive cattle overland from ranches in Texas to Kansas.   Texas ranchers using the Chisholm Trail started on that route from either the Rio Grande or San Antonio, Texas and … Continue reading

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And I drive the main road

I am a lineman for the county and I drive the main road searching in the sun for another overload…. We are in Wichita hence my Glen Campbell tribute.  Though the lines about driving the main road and searching for another … Continue reading

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OOOklahoma where the wind comes sweeping down the plain

Ready Set Go On Friday we loaded up the cargo van and headed for Oklahoma City.  Adventures come in all shapes and sizes and Day One was mostly about holiday traffic and the Casinos on the Indian Reservations.  We had … Continue reading

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Ready to Ride

Today I am preparing for a wonderful vacation.  One of my favorite things to do is drive the back roads of the US looking for the best antique finds.  Luckily, my very very good friend Leslie likes to do the same.  We … Continue reading

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Do you like butter?

I am probably one of the last people to blog.  I actually started a blog 4 years ago and spent significant time in getting the layout perfect. So as I grew tired of messing with the layout, the bloom was off … Continue reading

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