Come on up to the Squirrel Hotel — where all of the bedding is purple polarfleece!

Our theater of seasons

Madame Polarfleece: “Almost every year, if there happens to be a snowfall that is moist and packable, I make a snow woman on our deck just outside our kitchen window.

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Mr. John Ford directed: “Count these.” He was “a man of few words. Not nasty — just no small talk.”

Keeping Track

Twitty of Como writes: “Inspired — or, rather, memory jogged — by the entries from Mr. Tulkinghorn and The Bloomington Bird Lady, here is my inventory story:

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What did this 15-year-old boy do at 3 o’clock on Sunday mornings? Inventory!

Now & Then
Keeping Track Division (responsorial)

Inspired by Bloomington Bird Lady‘s story of New Year’s Eve inventory-taking [BB, 1/3/2017], here’s our Official Attorney (as usual, corresponding unofficially), Mr. Tulkinghorn: “My family owned a wholesale grocery business that also ran some retail outlets. Back in the ’60s, before every item had its own number to be scanned and priced, we had to go into the store and do audits by hand. There was no other way to check inventory and balance the books properly.

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