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Jul.06.2012
With their daughter Leslie’s wedding behind them, Jeannie and Rick are now trekking from the Wisconsin border of Northern Illinois on down the Mississippi River Trail with the goal of reaching Cairo at the confluence of the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers. Jeannie is riding her bike, and Rick is in...
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Jul.04.2012
Our flag is flying as always on the lawn of Woodsong.  Gerald has never enjoyed fireworks very much although occasionally we took our kids to see them.  In recent years, however, I have been content to watch Marion’s distant fireworks from our deck, but the dry weather has made all...
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Jun.28.2012
Our granddogs, Lucky and Leah, are probably back in Freeport by now. Jeannie took them away from Woodsong last night in preparation for her leave taking today.  Jeannie has been sleeping over at Mary Ellen and Brian’s place while she cleaned up after the wedding.  She has been busy...
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Jun.25.2012
  People were moving slowly today, resting, and reliving the last few days’ activities as we saw our granddaughter Leslie become the bride of Michael Thompson.  People have been coming and going here at Woodsong, and Leslie has been the center of much fuss and attention. Many of the far...
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Jun.19.2012
The bride arrived about midnight last night.  I woke up this morning to a quiet house as Jeannie, the mother-of-the-bride, was already out and about with her list of errands. The house was so quiet that I thought Leslie had gone with her mother.  I had just started to read the morning...
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Jun.13.2012
Today our granddaughter Geri Ann was in Rome, Georgia, for two high school state all-star games.  Yesterday she participated there in the home run derby and won by hitting 31 home runs in the three rounds.  Today she was asked to be interviewed for an ESPN segment about yesterday’s derby...
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Jun.12.2012
The rain came yesterday afternoon, and the rain gauge on our deck said we got an inch and three tenths of rain.  We are very grateful.  The fields at the other farm also got some of the precious water. Gerald said Mary Ellen called and told him she did not leave the new house until...
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Jun.10.2012
The rain did not come.  The corn leaves are curling.  Today it sprinkled a little, and we were hopeful.  Then almost immediately it stopped.  We will see what tomorrow brings. At the end of this week, Jeannie took Sam and Cecelie to stay with her at the Taylors’ new house...
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Jun.04.2012
We have a family wedding coming up on June 23 in our village church, and everyone is quite excited about these nuptials.  I expect to have lots of comings and goings here at Woodsong in preparation for the event.  In fact, when Leslie, the bride-to-be, arrived early this afternoon, I...
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May.29.2012
Our niece Vicki Sue picked up Ernestine, Leah, and Emerson yesterday afternoon to take them up to the Saint Louis airport.  It was sad to see them go, but little Emmy’s antics kept us smiling during the repeated hugs and reluctant goodbyes. While the trunk was being loaded with luggage, Emmy...
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May.25.2012
Happy squeals, giggles, uninhibited howls of displeasure when the occasion calls for it, and the patter of little footsteps have filled our home this week.  It is a pleasant addition to the household to have this tiny little girl, who won’t be three until June 6, making all that noise. ...
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May.18.2012
Standing at the ironing board pressing Gerald’s short-sleeve summer shirts this afternoon, I mulled over last night’s Southern Illinois Writers Guild meeting and re-enjoyed it. Our president Cindy Gunnin gave us a very helpful handout and a brief update on a young writer who recently not only...
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May.13.2012
The hummingbirds are back.  It took a day or two before one must have found the feeders and told friends.  Tonight the air on the lake side of our house was literally alive with birds.  The martins were chirping noisily on the long perches on the monster house Gerald built for them...
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May.04.2012
 When we planned our house over a decade ago, I thought we would use our deck looking out on our little lake a lot.  We and guests do go in and out and stand out there often enjoying the view and the air, but we do not use it as much as I anticipated. Only occasionally do we actually...
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Apr.27.2012
 Gerald and I just watched the longest softball game in both Georgia and Louisiana State University history.  UGA won 1-0 in the 15th inning.  The pitching duel between LSU’s Rachele Fico and the Dawgs’ Erin Arevalo was amazing, and as the announcer said as we watched Game Tracker,...
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