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February 22, 2013

The roads are very snowy today.

The roads are very snowy today.

The roads are very snowy today.

We drove from one corner of the UP today (Sault Ste Marie) to the other (Menominee) and then back to Ishpeming… and the weather was not very cooperative. Lots of snow, and only a few snow plows like this one.

February 19, 2013

We’re watching Liam’s Super 8 films from His first trip to Ireland.

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We're watching Liam's Super 8 films from His first trip to Ireland.

Talk about a blast from the past. Today we watched old footage from my very first trip to Ireland in the early 1980s!

December 31, 2012

Cheers, Gentlemen

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Cheers, gentlemen.

While we were in Brimley, MI, for our usual rendezvous with Corey’s mom and dad… his mom and dad and my mom all think the casino there is the perfect spot to “hand-off” Corey after he visits his folks… we stopped by the cabin of our friends Thelma and Pat.

December 10, 2012

Bahá’í House of Worship

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There it is… in a nice neighborhood well north of Chicago… one of the those buildings you don’t expect to find on the American landscape. http://www.bahai.us/bahai-temple/

December 5, 2012

Morning at the niece’s

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Morning at he niece's

As much as I loved my niece Kristin’s downtown digs… this place is quite nice.

December 2, 2012

Would you look at that… one of our pieces of Belleek is now on display in the Irish American Heritage Center in Chicago.

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Would you look at that... one of our pieces of Belleek is now on display in the Irish American Heritage Center in Chicago.

It’s quite an honor… here’s more about it.

October 26, 2012

Jack o Lantern

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Our annual jack-o-lantern carving. This year Dale learned that incorporating the shriveled up pumpkin that won two years ago won’t woo the judges. Meanwhile, Sue was crowned Queen of the Jack O lanterns… with much fanfare.

October 6, 2012

In the News

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I was interviewed by the newspaper in Dubuque while in Galena… gotta love good press.

It was sooooo cold that morning.

September 17, 2012

And the Winner Is…

And the Winner Is…

Woo-hoo 1st Place Ribbon!!!

We were bummed when our potter friend Eileen told us she wouldn’t be our neighbor at the Wo Zha Wa Days Art Fair in Wisconsin Dells… we always have a lot of laughs with her as our neighbor.

On the bright side… her booth space was available. Although she was right next door to us, her spot was a bit more level and a quite a bit more visible than our usual location. Lucky for us, we were able to slide in to her booth and enjoy some unbelievably gorgeous weather all weekend long.

Imagine my surprise when things were made even more pleasant when I brought home a first place ribbon in the jewelry category… which came with a cash away as well 🙂

August 10, 2012

Enchanted Days in Ireland

Enchanted Days in Ireland

Another day in Ireland, another rainbow outside our front door!
Just got back from six weeks in Ireland. Our new heating system at the cottage is IN!!!

Here are a few snapshots from the trip…