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Saturday, August 26, 2006

Who'd have thought......

........that Mom would get a tattoo?
........that Mom would stay up, and OUT, till around 2.00 A.M.?!

It happened the night of August 11.

However, I should probably clarify........

........that the "tattoo" was not permanent, but rather one that washes off.
........that there was a legitimate reason for being up and out so late.

August 11 was the Marshall-Nemaha County American Cancer Society Relay for Life. I was proud to have Mom attend as one of the survivors. The whole local event raised over $60,000, of which our team hit silver level for the first time, at just over $3,000! Thank you to all who contributed.

"Salem Crusaders", minus a few.

Power point presentation during the luminaria ceremony, which included (along with an hour's worth of names and/or pictures more) in memory of Blake.......

and in honor of Mom.

It also included in memory of Jenny, but with no photo.
There were enough luminaries to almost line the track twice, plus these shown in the bleachers. (This year those from our team were used here!) This is what it's all about!!!

Thursday, August 03, 2006

Seeing Red

It seems that I'm seeing RED everywhere I look! Can you tell what these are?
Answers later!
We really like to see red tomatoes. Have enjoyed some yummy BLTs, and finally got enough ripe at the same time to start some canning. But I haven't had the heart to can this happy little fellow......yet!

Bathtime before being peeled and quartered
Sorry the one picture is sideways. Can't seem to get it straightened out here. : (

Things are starting to get a little hot here.

They've been under a lot of pressure lately!

Cooling down before heading to the pantry.

And now..... the answers you've been waiting for! : )

#1 - asparagus going to seed.... did I fool anyone into thinking it was a tomato?

#2 - a tomato hiding in the vines.

#3 - some of the green peaches from the previous blog starting to turn red. They're not very big at all, but it's the first time the tree has put on any peaches at all.

#4 - a zinnia (I know, not very fair since it was kind of blurry!)

#5 - M.'s '66 Chevy

#6 - Ford tractor

#7 - "Kernel"

#8 - thermometer with a typical reading lately, though certainly not the highest it got!

#9 - votive cups- part of my Americana decor

#10 - Did we used to actually manage without a cell phone?

See you soon, somewhere over the rainbow!