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The sound of spring on the Lower Blanco

I yelled, “Drop the bucket.” My Sweet Al didn’t hear or didn’t choose to hear over the roar of his Kubota tractor. The orange beast had empowered him and he…

Leaving the party on top

My Sweet Al says, “Always leave the party on top. Leave when you’re still having fun. Don’t wait until it starts going downhill.” Good advice, but my problem is, why…

A stay at the Hospital Marriott

Our son-in-law dropped by for lunch. As the three of us chatted, my Sweet Al said, “My leg feels hot.” I looked at Al’s leg and gasped. His ankle, black…

A special night and the Ugly Dance

My friend, the Professor, says he and his wife dance in different directions, she goes one way and he goes another. He calls it the “Ugly Dance.” He would’ve fit…

When did Sweet Al happen?

When did Sweet Al happen? I’d have to say when frustration set in. Frustration means someone didn’t get something they wanted. The subject was on frustration Monday morning and it…

Attitude in the Greek henhouse

It may be the price of eggs or having young pullets around, but Professor Louie announced that egg-layers were coming from the Cackle Hatchery and Mabel and Sophie needed to…

Nightlife in Pagosa for us

Our grandson said to his granddad, “I want to take you out and show you some fun. We’ll go out on the town.” Somehow, I can’t picture my Sweet Al…

Boxed in someone’s smallness

There are times when an article flies out of my head and it’s done. Other times, I struggle with an idea because it’s something I want to say without stepping…

A red convertible in the rain

“What are you going to do with those seven Karmann Ghias and two other Volkswagens? You need to get rid of them this summer.” “Not the red Volkswagen convertible. That’s…

Pecking order in the henhouse

Louie the tooster calls us his girls. Mabel is sitting on her nest knitting a dishcloth. Sophie is penning her memoirs and clucking Greek to Mabel. Mabel is pushing out…