Grandpa Aberquacky’s Timeliest Invention

Grandma Aberquacky was a little concerned as she watched the leaves change colors and begin to fall off the trees this one extremely particular year in Duck Creek. It was time to be shutting up the house and workshop, and getting things tightened down against another brrrrry, northern winter. Year after wintery year it had […]

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Memories six, seven, & eight …

  Due to the fact that I am sick with bronchitis we will be combining memories 6, 7, and 8.    This picture is taken in either 1980 or 1981. Memory 6: See that little elf sitting just under the bells that are hanging on the wall?   His name is Ichabod and he has been in […]


This ‘n That, Chit ‘n Chat

Being just a hop, skip and a jump away from May is just unreal.   Time doesn’t seem to keep a steady pace; it either speeds or crawls … or both.   It crawls when you are waiting for something, speeds when you have a deadline.    Most of my winter was spent waiting; waiting for appointments, waiting […]


The Best Medicine For Me

I probably don’t have many readers left after all this time.    It’s been such a six months!    Just a quick update on me … some days I feel better and some days I don’t.   There is no change in the medicine yet but the doctor was going to try for a third time to get […]


A Monetary Heart

FiFi and I had fun making Valentines today.    It wasn’t in my plan to have her help but she’s one of those friends who likes to stay involved, especially if she thinks my attention to her has dipped below 100%.    After we finished the Valentines we typed “folding hearts out of dollar bills” on Google […]


When I’m Sixty Four

Monday, January 10, 2011       So today is my sixty-fourth birthday and Lynn has been singing this old Beatle’s song under his breath all day: The song was written by Paul McCartney of the Beatles when he was just sixteen years old and it apparently was inspired by his “lover”. I can’t imagine having a […]


Top Ten from Two Thousand Ten!!

     Goodbye 2010.    When all is said and done, it was another beautiful year for our family.    News stations globally recount their best ten stories of the year and so shall I; although I can’t put them in order of importance.      So … in random order (drum roll please) Grandma Henke’s “Top Ten from Two […]


Playing With My Christmas Dollies

           It has been a warm, fuzzy day from morning until night; truly a day of peace and joy surrounded by the love of family and good friends.  My son put me face to face (Iphone FaceTime) with family in Washington.  It is surely a miracle we shouldn’t take for granted!   The […]


Alternate Thanksgiving Dinner

I’ll tell you what is the best medicine … grandchildren!     This is our “off” year  for Thanksgiving with most of our kids …  I mean, they DO have other sides of their families, after all.    Lynn and I considered having a fake Thanksgiving dinner out our house the Saturday or Sunday before Thanksgiving but we […]


My summer crop

I have to admit, I’m a bit of a yarn nut.   I love to crochet … and I tend to go crazy in yarn stores.    I’d tell you to “just ask Lynn” but I’m afraid he would tell you the truth and then you’d know just how much of a hoarder I am!   Truthfully, though, […]