Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Summer Wind Down

Well, Today is the Last Day of Summer,  Tomorrow on September is the Equinox of Fall around 3PM in the afternoon,  We have had a pretty good summer and also some really heavy Rains which we needed,  The Gardens have done Great, Apple, Grapes, Cherries, Plums, and the Veggies also did awesome with all this nice hot weather we have had !

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Days pretty much follow each other,  Up early, Coffee and watch the News,  Thursday I work in the Morning at the American Legion, I am the Historian and Public Affairs Officer an My Honey and several other Ladies clean, disinfect and get the Church Ready for Sunday.
 Friday  is usually the Dinner Date when we take Anna Maes Mother out for a "Fish Fry" and Sunday is our day for Church ! 
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The Months follow a pattern, the first Tuesday is Monthly Elks Meeting, the second Tuesday is my Legion Meeting, the 3rd Tuesday is our second Elks monthly Meeting.  The third Wednesday is our Masonic Lodge Meeting,  Doctors for Eyes, Teeth, Heart come once every 3 months.
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I am not complaining,  I enjoy being retired and like where I live and am content.
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I read over on Jacks Blog an interesting bit about Pocket Knives.  Shipslog (shipslog-jack.blogspot.com)   .  
 I have one I carry now and as a Policeman we always carried a Case Knife on our Belts while working. 
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Above is picture of my Grampa's knifes,  the Yellow, (Pearl) handled one on top an black handled one., the Black handled one on the left,  the Rule was my Dads,  The box is a Tin of my Dads hand tied flies for Fly Fishing,  The Jar is a jar of old Coins and some other coins I put in Plastic Cases from my Grand Father.  My Gramps Awl for Leather work, My Dad's company issued safety Glasses and his Case for them. 
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Friday, September 10, 2021

Outside Puttering

 We were up early today,  outside and some yard, garden and flower work !

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I trimmed the Blue Spruce to shape it up as it needed it,  One of my first Jobs out of School was working for New York State Trimming Planting Stock with and tools, I shaped and Trimmed I think a thousand Spruce Trees.

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My Honey trimmed and cut down her Glads so this job is dne for Fall !
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 Trimming the Cherry Tomato  Plants and then picking the nice red ripe ones that were warmed up by the sun !  The Marigolds are still growing and still smell strong !  We pulled the Koosa Vines and piled everything in the wagon !
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 Blue Bucket is full of nice Red Sweet 100 Cherry Tomatoes and Trailer is full of stuff to haul to the Rubbish Pile over behind me in the woods !
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The Morning Glories did Great getting up to over 8 feet tall climbing up the Clothes Pole, flowers were beautiful, the Hummingbirds Liked them and so did the Honey Bees and Bumble Bees !
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These were the Morning Glories in the Early Spring when it warmed up enough to set them outside from the Cellar.   They sure grew nicely in this rich soil !
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My Honey going in the Garden Shed for some hand tools to dig up some roots !
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Hard work all day and I did a Bar B Q of Salmon Steak !
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Supper was Grilled Salmon Steaks, Butternut Steak, Mashed Potatoes, Koosa, Vadalia Onion an Mushrooms cooked in Butter for dinner !
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Thursday, September 9, 2021

Time Flew By !

 WoW,  Its past Labor Day,  September 2nd we celebrated 32 wonderful years of wedded Bliss, Usually !

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Our First Trip to Florida a few years back !!  We were living on the Peace River outside Punta Gorda  in the mid 80's !
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Our Church Photo taken in 1989 !!  I was the Church Elder and My Honey was a Trustee !!
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We did get back into the Nursing Home this summer, but after Playing for the residents and staff twice they have shut it down again due to Covid outbreak, so sad !    I am glad we both have our shots !!!  Seems like this Ugly Virus is  rearing its Ugly Head Again and causing problems !
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We have been just relaxing, we stay home and away from crowds, wear Masks now a lot and take care of the House, Garage, Garden, Lawns, Flowers and each other.
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1 project we got done and the Rain Gutter taken down from the back of the House, the roof edges covered with roof cement and the overhand over the back door pressure washed,  It is fiberglass and had years of Coal dust, Paper Mill Dust and Acid Rain collected on it turning it Black,  the neighbor lady loves her Pressure Washer and has been cleaning the House siding, overhangs and what a difference.
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 This is the overhand befor and after being pressure washed, sure made the kitchen Brighter !!!!!!!    The Fiberglass Went from Black to White.
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Flower Beds did great !
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Roses did great and still blooming !!
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We pretty much stay home, take turns cooking and enjoying life day by day !
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Enjoying our 32nd Anniversary Dinner !!!
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Stay Safe, Stay Healthy, !!!!
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Saturday, August 7, 2021

Enjoying Summer

 Well, it is August, Today the 7th is my Son's Birthday and on the 9th is my Dear Fathers Birthday,  We have been busy at Church, spending time Volunteering at the American Legion, Working on our 100 Year Anniversary at the Legion.  Taking care of the House and Yard !

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My Sweet 100 Grape Tomatoes and coming along nicely and we have had several bowls full to snack on,  

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The Glad Bulbs came up and are growing nicely, we will be taking in a Bouquet of them to Church for the Altar .
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My Bird Gourds are now out of blossom and I have several little green Gourds growing, Just home they can get big enough to cut, hang up and dry so can use them next year,  Our Gourds we brought home from North Carolina years ago have finally gave up the Ghost and rotted and fallen apart !
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Coming home from Dinner last night we came down side roads and saw dozen deer, a Weasal, and this small flock of Turkeys and 2 nice White Snowy Egrets and a Great Blue Heron !
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Lawn Mowed and Weed eated, Legion Activities up to date, just enjoying Hot Humid days of summer !!!
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Went to "HAM JAM" Tuesday Night, It is a chance for all of us to get up and do a solo and everyone gets a chance to sing an play !
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Wednesday we had out "HIGH NOON" Club Lunch at Cracker Barrel.  All Retired Police Officers that worked together years ago !  We have 4 that can not come due to Dementia, several that have no interest, several that care less and several that have Passed away,  I am in red, My Navy Buddy is beside me in Blue the other Swabby is on the left in a Plaid shirt.  The 2 in front is retired Police Chief and a Deputy Police Chief, we are all retired now!
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Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Morning Walk, Garden, Flowers

 We try to Take a walk in the Morning and afternoon, just a short 10 minute one to get the Blood flowing and it's good for both of us.

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Outside our front door looking down the Street.
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Walking towards the Entrance to Deferiet !
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Straight ahead is the Main State Highway Route 3 !
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This is where Wilna, Riverside Drive on the left and Anderson Ave on the Right start !
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The Main Entrance to our little Village !
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Back from our 10 to 15 minute walk we check the Yards , My Hydrangea Bush is flowering out !!
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The smaller Bushs have lots of large Blossoms !
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My "Gourds" have blossomed but still need 90 days to get some Bird Gourds so will have to see!
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Tomato's are great, nice and sweet, we are brushing them off eating them right off the bush 
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I did have success with my Morning Glories and have some nice Purple, Red flowers, the prettiest flower is the one standing beside the vines !!!!


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Saturday, July 24, 2021

A Wake an Plums, Koosa, Tomatoes

 Today we went to a Wake for my Wife's Cousin and a fellow Policeman I worked with,  He passed away in February at age 69 from COVID-19.  Today we gathered at and said our Good By's and Memories!  Nice Lunch and great People gathered to remember !!

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We have had another Pouring down rain storm and things are growing with all this water!  We took a walk tonight down to the corner and back, then checked the back yard.    The Morning Glories are now 8 feet tall and just showing some flower Buds coming out,  The Gourds are flowering and have Vined out.

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This is the Neighbors front yard and this is a "Stanley Plum Tree" !
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 Inside branches and outer branches overloaded with Plums !
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The left 4 Plums were on the Ground, the 9 green ones were also,  The rain knocked these off the Tree.  They are supposed to get a little bigger, I never grew a Plum Tree so not sure how big they will get,   Last year and year before they were very few Plums on this tree unlike this year !
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We checked the Garden and got 5 more Koosa, *(Kusa) and Sweet 100 Tomato's.  The Tomato's are near the Plums.
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The pink Hydrangea Blossoms are for Church tomorrow for the Altar.
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Time to check Emails !
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