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August always seemed to me to be the tail end of summer, but the season seems to be hanging on. The garden is at its peak, while the housewife rushes to get it all canned and frozen while it is ready. This is the busiest time of the year for us, but when the canning season is over and the youngsters are back in school is welcome relief. No wonder that autumn is our favorite season!

I've heard mothers say that they hated to see their children go back to school, but it would be hypocritical for...

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Midsummer simmers along, with hot, humid days and sticky nights. The common oxeye daisies have given way to brightly colored black-eyed Susan's that stare boldly from large patches along the wayside. Spotted Joe-pye weed is beginning to appear in fields and meadows, showing its pale purple, fuzzy flower heads. All signs point to coming autumn.

This is a good blackberry summer. The berries hang heavy and ripe on their briers, waiting for eager hands to gather them. I can hear Daddy singing now...

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“Come to my Garden 30” x 30” wall quilt by Arnold Savage was started in the 1930s and finished in 2005 with the addition of the picket fence and rooster.

When I met up with friend Robin and her granddaughter Anna at The Quilters Hall of Fame 2014 celebration we learned to expect the unexpected. We missed this year's inductee Ruth B. McDowell's morning walk-thru of her quilts and the opportunity to meet and interview her. As we walk into her exhibit space a sign states photographing her quilts or sketching them is forbidden. Anna is particularly disappointed because she remembers posing in front of her favorite last year to have her photo taken...

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"You seem kinda low this morning, Sweetie," Marjorie said.
"Business has been kinda slow for a while now, and it's wedding season," he said.

Marvin Pincus' "business" of course, is free love counseling combined with free fly tying, in hopes of bringing connubial jocularity to anyone who might need it. Hey, a retired guy has to do something.

But just at that moment there was a knock on the door, and standing there was Three-Chord Cortez. T.C. looked anxiously up and down the street. It wouldn't...

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A few days ago was America's birthday. Independence Day, commonly known as the Fourth of July, is the most celebrated birthday in the United States, commemorating the signing of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. We declared our independence from the United Kingdom, known then as the Kingdom of Great Britain.

It was celebrated in "Happy Birthday fashion" with patriotic displays, parades, political speeches, barbecues, picnics, and other celebrations. We still live up to the...

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Last April when I traveled to the Harlan United Methodist Church biennial quilt show, I visited Harlan Haus Antiques where I meet owner Karma Gottfried. I relate to her my interest in vintage textiles and antique sewing accessories. Karma shows me something special. It is a wooden board with a curved piece on one length side to snug up to your mid-section. In cursive writing it states "Use Corticelli Sewing Silk" and along the bottom inches 1-36 are engrained in the wood.

Karma tells me how...

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