The Permanent Granddaughterly Record
Wicki-Yah: “We stayed with the Preacher and the Preacher’s Wife and our grandchildren recently.
“Granddaughter Addie is 2. She talks constantly, and her every action is announced with a joyful, self-delivered play-by-play. She was telling me about the Fontanini stable set that I gave her mother her first married Christmas. As she approached the manger to show me ‘Baby God,’ she threw her hands in the air.
Continue reading ““Oh there you are, Baby God. I know where your mother is. I will bring Baby God to him’s mom. She is worried about him.””
Our theater of seasons
IGHGrampa reports: “When I opened the garage door to leave this morning, it was snowing.
“But it was an odd phenomenon. There were no clouds above. The sky was clear. Apparently conditions were right for snow to form right out of the air. It was cold enough and the humidity was high enough that water just condensed into snowflakes right there only a hundred feet or so above the ground.
Continue reading “It was snowing in Inver Grove Heights . . . but: “There were no clouds above. The sky was clear.””
The home front
Teech writes: “This is the story of how my family got our first electric refrigerator.
“It was during World War II. The year was probably 1944.
Continue reading “The whole neighborhood came out to gawk when their first refrigerator arrived!”
Our birds, ourselves
Wilor Bluege writes: “Looking out at our small back yard on the 15th of September, I noticed a couple of robins pecking at hard ground that had not seen rain for several days. I thought: ‘Let’s help those robins out by turning on the sprinkler for a few minutes, to soften the ground and bring up some nice juicy worms!’
Continue reading “Want to make some magic in the back yard? Try adding some water!”
The Gram With a Thousand Rules: “It has been 75 years since that day ‘which will live in infamy,’ but some of the memories are still vivid.
Continue reading ““Yesterday, December 7th, 1941, a date which will live in infamy . . .””
Our community of strangers
And: You are what you eat (responsorial)
Norton’s mom of Eau Claire, Wisconsin: “I was disappointed when it was announced that Bulletin Board would no longer appear in the weekday paper, but I am now delighted with the lovely photos. Thank you!
“Responsorial to Dolly Dimples, regarding eating lard:
Continue reading “The recipe for a long life: Take a slice of homemade bread, spread with goose grease, sprinkle with salt?”