“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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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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Coming soon

As a public service, we offer the following rather startling information: Thanksgiving is two weeks from today. How did that happen? Actually, it’s the earliest that Thanksgiving comes. It’s always on the fourth Thursday of November, and since this month started on a Thursday, it moves the holiday up as early in the month as…

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One last day for the auction

Gary and James on The Raven

The excitement is just beginning for our eBay charity auction. We’re down to the last day, so it should get wild in the coming hours. We’ve received lots of wonderful feedback as well as a few emails asking for some coaching so that they are sure to win. No big secret: Bid more money than…

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I said I wouldn’t do it …

Painting water tower

… but here’s one last story about our new water tower. 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…

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