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I was looking for a hammer and nails to hang some pictures when I noticed this on the workbench. Spill and Spell originated in 1957. The set in our basement has an imprint that it was made in Newton, Massachusetts. The directions are certainly out of the 1950’s: 😁 I dusted it off and decidedContinue reading “Before Wordle”
Wednesday with a Few Words: Working Through Grief
I visited Feline Rescue today to explore volunteer options and met a few new friends. I also received my 65th birthday gift to myself 😊🎉🎶🎼🎵
Bagheera (AKA Bug) our sweet mini-panther- passed away on February 19th. We said goodbye to him after sharing our home with him for almost 15 years. In November he developed some issues with gait and was ultimately diagnosed with a cancer. He was a love bug right to the end and is now reunited withContinue reading “Bagheera: Beloved”
The clementines in the fridge needed…repurposing. Within an hour they became jam with plans for a cake at a later date! https://theviewfromgreatisland.com/clementine-jam/
Minnesota Cat Lovers: New Store for YOU! Hello Cat- aMEWsement!
Fellow West Seventh resident and cat Mom and foster cat carer, Nikki Christopher, is the talent behind Cat🐈aMEWsment, a new shop dedicated to all things cat. Prior to launching her shop, Nikki was renowned for introducing the first support cat, Stitches (who sadly passed away this past spring) at the MSP International Airport. Check outContinue reading “Minnesota Cat Lovers: New Store for YOU! Hello Cat- aMEWsement!”
The garden is glorious, fireworks sizzled in the neighborhood and there are new places to explore in the Twin Cities. We are cautious (Covid) but hopeful… Garden! Pop!! Explore: Malcolm Yards is a new development in Minneapolis near the University of Minnesota. The Yards are also adjacent to O’Shaughnessy Distilling Company.
Another (death) Murder in Minnesota
Guns, pandemic, insurrection. This is our world. I started reading Flynn Berry’s new novel yesterday, set in Northern Ireland in the time after The Troubles…and then, I heard the news that a Black motorist was shot and killed in suburban Minneapolis. These are our Troubles. They are not new. They are not unique. The DerekContinue reading “Another (death) Murder in Minnesota”
As many of you know, my sister Ginny struggles with dementia. Just before lockdown, one year ago, she moved to a memory care home blocks from the house she shares with her husband. I last saw Ginny in November 2019. My dear brother-in-law is a terrific support and sends photos of his visits. I wantedContinue reading “Valentine 💝”
Dylan the Tabby
Dear WordPress furriends, we wanted you to know that our beloved Tabby cat, Dylan, died suddenly yesterday. It was discovered that a sudden onset of lethargy and change in his breathing was the result of cardiomyopathy. We will share more about this at another time. His brother, Bagheera, is searching for him and we areContinue reading “Dylan the Tabby”
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