Monthly Archives: May 2012

Making venison sausage

Bob had a really good deer hunting season so our freezer is full of venison.  A few weeks ago, I asked my brother-in-law Gerald if he would help us make sausage.  Gerald has a sausage making history; when he and … Continue reading

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Catching ghoti

Not sure if you want to catch ghoti?  It’s good breaded and fried and dipped in remoulade sauce. When I took literacy tutoring classes, the instructor pointed out how hard it is to read English by showing us how sneaky phonetics are.  … Continue reading

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Snake it up!

I have ambivalent feelings about snakes.  I am well aware of how beneficial they are as predators.  I know that a bite from a snake isn’t personal.  I wouldn’t arbitrarily kill one.  I probably wouldn’t kill one at all unless … Continue reading

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Why kindergarten kids don’t make good contractors

I worked for a contractor who hated whiners.  He would snarl viciously when a worker complained about the job:  “This work ain’t easy.  It’s supposed to be hard.  If it was easy, they’d just bring a big old school bus filled … Continue reading

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Child lost motherhood

It was my intention to go home on Friday, lock the doors, close the blinds, and sleep until Mother’s Day passed.  Don’t tell me how unhealthy it is to isolate.  I already know that.  It doesn’t matter anyhow.  The universe … Continue reading

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MY attempt at donkey pinata cookies

I am a big fan of Pinterest.  So far, I’ve made a few of the suggested gifts and tried several recipes; all of them have been successful.  The chocolate banana bread is Bob’s favorite.   Ask me before you make it.  I think the … Continue reading

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Do you know the way to San Jose…Island, Texas?

St. Joe Island is 21 mile long by about 5 mile wide island separated from Matagorda Island to the north by Cedar Bayou.  The Aransas Pass channel separates it from Mustang Island to the south.  It is a barrier island, protecting … Continue reading

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