Category Archives: Boomers’ Corner

Fort Griffin: A Frontier Oasis

I’ve been on a “fort” jag lately.  I’m pretty sure that the subject has been with me for long time though.  First there was our house, built in 1979-80.  The architecture and layout were similar to a doctor’s house in … Continue reading

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Remember when I was going through the OLD STUFF?

It all started a couple of weeks ago.  I needed an outlet.  Something constructive but not time-consuming. Life was getting me down, down, down.  Well, actually it was the nastiness of political stuff.  But that ain’t going away, so…. I … Continue reading

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Katy Keene, the queen of paper dolls

Reposting again…yes, I am. Getting lazy!  Since I was on a Betsy McCall roll last week, thought Katy would need equal billing.  When I first posted this piece, I had a nice lady from Colorado write asking if she could … Continue reading

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Know who this cutie is?

The first magazine my mother took in the ’50s was McCalls.  It’s arrival was anxiously awaited every month.  It was full of fashions, crafts, homemaking tips, sewing….and yes, paper dolls. When the magazine would arrive, I would quick go to the … Continue reading

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Tubs of Greens aka Senior Gardening

This year’s experiment in gardening has been a galvanized tub of fancy lettuce, kale and whatever popped up from last years crop in the same tub. The idea was/is to localize the smaller crops in a more convenient location…as opposed … Continue reading

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Know who this cutie is? take 2

The first magazine my mother took in the ’50s was McCalls.  It’s arrival was anxiously awaited every month.  It was full of fashions, crafts, homemaking tips, sewing….and yes, paper dolls. When the magazine would arrive, I would quick go to the … Continue reading

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Fort Griffin: A Frontier Oasis

I’ve been on a “fort” jag lately.  I’m pretty sure that the subject has been with me for long time though.  First there was our house, built in 1979-80.  The architecture and layout were similar to a doctor’s house in … Continue reading

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Stone Barn’s Forgotten Past

I made a fast trip to Texas a couple of weeks ago, hoping against all odds that I might see just one bluebonnet.  No such luck. Way too early.  I knew that but just hoped to see one. After all, … Continue reading

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In honor of National Barbie Day…

Once upon a time, (and a loooong time ago) in a far away state, a little girl  wished for  a friend named Barbie. Barbie was a relatively new kid on the block and all of the little girl’s friends liked Barbie.  As a matter of … Continue reading

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The Continuing Adventures of Kaya, the Nez Perce American D

Kaya, the First, now has friends.  Yep, they’re multiplying.  There’s Kaya, the Second, who was requested by Granddaughter #1 and a cute representative of the Cherokee nation (not of the American Doll line) belonging to Granddaughter #3. These gals of … Continue reading

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