Bears Just Ain’t That Bad

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Growing up way,way in the country the last place bordering a game reserve, the nearest neighbor a mile away, I was always aware we didn’t live in the sticks, but I hoped to someday. The woods were full of wild pigs, deer, coyote, foxes, alligators, a few black bear, snakes, birds, and a plethora of other wild creatures.  It wasn’t a great idea to go stumbling around in the dark out there, especially without knee-high boots, a pistol, and a light.   Continue reading

Rudy and the Fancy Pants

thV6WP7HBZMy parents had very strict standards of appropriate courtship behavior. Some were objective: No dating till sixteen. No expensive or personal gifts. No gifts of clothing. Tasteful gifts included inexpensive perfume, flowers, and books. Some were Continue reading

Beauty from Salvaged Materials

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This project was conceived when I wanted a computer table made from reclaimed lumber.  My brother-in-law was tearing down an old barn.  I salvaged several old oak boards from his burn pile.  My sister offered me this old gate leg table frame that had been standing in the barn for years.  In the first picture, you can see the Continue reading