July 18, 2008
6th we went to the Hancock ice
cream social and fireworks with Alice and Don
Alusic. We took a picnic supper and sat on a hillside by the pond
in the center of town. They set off the fireworks
over the pond.
We picked up Alex and Addison on July 7th and
brought them back with us. The next day we visited the
Peterborough library, where the kids played. Alex liked the building
boards, and both Alex and Addy
played checkers. We gave both kids bikes to ride when they're visiting
here. Here's Alex finishing
a ride with a dramatic skid. Here's Addy
swinging without the help of an adult pushing. On July 9th Sarah came to pick the kids up.
The frequent thunder showers brought up some
4-inch-diameter mushrooms in our
While Lynn and I were sitting on the front
porch, a small bird flew into the picture window and was stunned.
He rested for about ten minutes on the porch floor, giving us a good
look at him. He's a chestnut-sided
warbler (only 4 inches long). Then he flew off.
On July 15th we went to Matt & Crystal's to
help Matt refinish his
kitchen cabinet doors. Here's a picture of River
at 20 months. She directed her dad and grandpa in foot
Some more wildflowers: bladder
(note bee), and Queen
Anne's lace with a "drop of blood" from when she pricked
her finger. Here's the complete
We bought seven cords of green firewood from a
Greenfield resident—Louis J Cadorette Jr.
Here's a delivery, and here's
the whole pile for me to stack.
Graham crackers and milk just doesn't cut it
unless it's Nabisco Honey Maid Grahams. There have been imitators,
but nobody else has quite found the secret recipe. The Stop &
Shop box comes close to copyright infringement. (My dad was once
asked by a razor manufacturer to design them a logo that came as close
as possible to the Gillette logo without getting them into legal
trouble. He told them to get lost.)
is a Bronx cheer called a "raspberry"?
Quote: “If a man were so placed or could so place
himself as to be absolutely above all dependence on his fellow-beings he
would become so proud and arrogant as to be a veritable burden and
nuisance to the world.” Mahatma
The Philosopher's Cornered