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My grandson Brent is taking a nap after being “all tuckered out” from earlier activities this Memorial Day. Ever wonder where some of these old-fashioned phrases such as “tuckered out”  come from ?  I’ll just go with The Phrase Finder for this one: http://www.phrases.org.uk/meanings/tuckered-out.html ” Exhausted. Origin It will come as no surprise that ‘tuckered out’ is […]

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My grandson was named after a hero that served with my son in Iraq . May my grandson always live up to his name…. Quoting my son Scott  ” His name is Sergeant First Class Brent Adams. Brent was my platoon/motor sergeant during my combat tour in Iraq. On 12/01/2005, he lost his life to an […]

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Morning Light moment…Rose of Sharon bush outside the window  

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I am new to blogging. The past week and a half has been filled with research into setting up a blog, doing a lot of things wrong, and practicing doing them wrong again. But that’s okay…one of the articles that I read said that it was possible that I could blog for a year before […]

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I did not like to be hot when I was young and now that I am older I like it even less. I live in an older home in a small community about 20 minutes south of Pittsburgh.  Many of these older homes, as does mine, have steam heat. I love this heating system in […]

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Many of you are probably familiar with the Clematis vine…generally you’ll see them producing huge blooms early in summer.   The purple or pink clematis are what most nurseries sell in our area.  Here is a sample of a purple clematis  courtesy of Wikipedia. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:PurpleClematis1.jpeg Years ago when I moved to this house, it had a […]

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