Category Archives: Family

Rigorous Ten Point Quality Control

I’m making some spaghetti sauce with the last of the tomatoes from the garden. For quality control I’m following a rigorous inspection process. I inspect the tomato and then I check my cider, then tomatoes and a bite from a … Continue reading

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Lipstick on the Pig

Years ago when I was small my family spent about seven years living in a house trailer. This was a single wide probably about seven hundred square feet. My father had this placed on top of a concrete block foundation … Continue reading

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Hijinxs

We lived next to my Grandparents when I was growing up, it made for some good times between my Father and Grand Father. One time a family of birds made a nest in the eaves of the addition my dad … Continue reading

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Kirsten’s Pickles

I love these refrigerator pickles, Kirsten made them with Dill and Garlic. We also have some that she canned.

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The Shed is in and the Stain is on

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Darkest Days

My Mother considers these days a failure, I think they are a triumph for her and my Father. I might have killed myself after a year like this for them they both survived and were still together when it was … Continue reading

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Mineral Springs Rd

  The trailer on the full basement. We had some problems with water coming in sometimes at this place and would wake up in the morning with three or four inches of water across the entire basement. Dad moved the … Continue reading

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Moving

Years ago we moved around a lot, sometimes because the rent didn’t get paid sometimes because there was a job some place that my father was chasing.There was the trailer park in Randall and the park in Warnerville but they … Continue reading

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Doug "Maintenance Man" Smith

It’s a little known fact that “Maintenance Man” was my fathers nick name. Some people claim he got this for the regular twenty thousand mile oil change but I know the truth. In about 1979 – 1980 we lived in … Continue reading

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My Great Grandfather Smith

He sat down when he was in his sixties, he lived on till he was in his ninety’s. I can remember a phone call that he had run over his neighbors trash cans, he lost his license after that. Somehow … Continue reading

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