“Up, up, up!”

Caminion

Family is what it’s all about. No one’s going to argue with that statement, right? Whether we look toward the older generation or the little ones just getting started, there’s nothing like the memories we have of our moments together. And so I tell you this story as a happy grandma. My little grandson is…

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Clinker!

So what exactly is a "clinker"? None of these fine gentlemen, of course. They're working hard creating the pump pit for our new Hyena Falls. They're pouring the concrete quite carefully, so that it's even and cures properly. So who's at the top end of the long chute? Why, it's Gary! He's in charge of…

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Lunatic on the loose

The subject line of this post is a nod to my dear husband. Gary loves malapropisms (and I loved reading The Rivals in high school, so I still use the word malapropism whenever possible). We live out in the country (which works well, seeing as though he's a farmer). Whenever a large moth flies by,…

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Shaken, but some weren’t stirred

I've been wanting to post for the past hour, but keep getting derailed by all the emails asking about The Earthquake. Thanks for caring. The coasters are fine. (Oh, and we are, too.) It was 4:36 this morning. The rattling began. Later, I thought of the ratty motels featured in movies and sitcoms — those…

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Back at it!

The rains have finally subsided. But not before my dear husband called with this: Gary: Methuselah here. Me: Excuse me? Gary: Methuselah. They said on the news yesterday that this was a "200-year rain." And today they're calling it a "500-year rain." Well, I remember the last time we had a 200-year rain and a…

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A little nip here, a tiny tuck there

No, no one here is getting plastic surgery (do they even call it that anymore?). But there are a number of changes to the park that may strike you as "something's different…I just can't put my finger on it" during your first visit this season. It's not just the new rides. (Although we should point…

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Out of sight, but never out of mind

It was getting close to bedtime for James last night. My second grader had grabbed a good book and made himself comfortable on Daddy’s side of the bed. (Stories from the “good book,” actually.) It seemed a good time to sneak in for a cuddle, so I slipped in on my side and got ready…

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I said I wouldn’t do it …

… but here’s one last water-tower story. My husband is a dairy farmer … and he needed some equipment welded yesterday. The fellow he normally calls wasn’t available, as he was doing some work at Holiday World (oops! sorry, dear). But the welder was available today and got the milking parlor stantions all fixed up….

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