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A Matter of Course

Not much thinking is needed to realise that what the current younger generation sees as an expected right or resource may well have been entirely absent two generations ago. 587 more words


And another one...

…another resolution, that is.

Yesterday Dear Son no. 3 and I swapped him from one of the bigger upstair bedrooms back into the smallest one, the same one he had for a number of years before he went off to university. 412 more words


Repurposing Project Turns into a Christmas Present

In the heat of summer when I finally broke down and put in some drip irrigation, I had in my mind that I wanted a drip tape winder so our drip tape didn’t end up just stuck somewhere out-of-the-way and even worse, left in place and not to be thought of until the next growing season. 291 more words

Farm Life

The Tumbleweed Christmas Tree

O Christmas Tree

Even if the words toolpusher, roughneck, monkeyboard, or mud man aren’t familiar, it’s probably clear that this aging bit of oil field equipment, known as a… 998 more words


Christmas in January 1943

Cabanatuan Prison Camp

Commander Melvin H.McCoy of the U.S.Navy had survived the Bataan death march on the Philippines and was now in the notorious Davao Prison camp on Mindanao. 73 more words

The War