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January 2013 • Southern Rural Route

I have a friend who lives in the frozen tundra on the way to the Great Lakes. The Baroness (just one of her many aliases) mirrors my personality in many ways including the ability to charge forward without fear when caution screams in the double digits. She sent me this photo by email and said, “Poor thing, but he looks comfy doesn’t he?” I’ll admit I missed the part about … Read More

The Camellias are in bloom now and the bees are happy. All of these Camellias were planted by Momma. We even have multiple bushes because she rooted some of them to make extra bushes. The bushes are on both sides of her house, at the front entrance, and in the back near my “Fern Bed.” … Read More

I’m starting a new category unrelated to gardening or living on a rural route. It will go by the name, It Caught My Eye. Here is the first offering – a mural on the side of an elementary school. As I was driving by, the flash and sparkle of the mural pieces literally caught my eye. I told a few friends about it and it turns out that one of my friends works there as a teacher’s … Read More

My regular readers have probably figured out by now that I have a unique outlook on the world and quite a few things strike me as downright funny.  After Momma passed, The Grande Poobah in Ohio sent me a plant. First, you need to know that she has an oddball sense of humor funnier than mine. She couldn’t possibly have arranged what happened but it would have been like her to do … Read More

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: 600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 12,000 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 20 years to get that many views. Click here to see the complete report. … Read More

I had four days of work come up for the week of December 31st and intended to use New Year’s Day to get my blog ready for the New Year and post something humorous. Alas, my mother, who has been ill for two years, passed into God’s Kingdom New Year’s Eve at 7 p.m. and I just haven’t been in a frame of mind to blog. Give me a few days for my sense of humor to … Read More