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Carol
Lawrence, Kansas
Hi, my name is Carol. I live in Lawrence KS. I write Tall Tales. I tell about stuff that happened to me. Most of it is true.
Interests: Travel, Cooking, Bikram Yoga, Gardening, Knitting, Golf, Reading.
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Flowering plums, tulips, and geraniums are coming into their own around these parts. These days I open the kitchen window over the sink to hear the chirping of the birds in the morning. Today I spied these teensy weensy sprouts by the tulips. If they are the poppy seeds I... Continue reading
Posted 9 hours ago at Tall Tales from Kansas
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This is Olivia Mulvenon Helmer. I made her acquaintence in person for the first time this past weekend. She wasn't sure what to make of me and my camera, but she kept making faces and I kept clicking. My favorite thing to do at weddings is play with children. Oh,... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Tall Tales from Kansas
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We are having a leisurely Easter Sunday around here. Poached eggs were on the menu for breakfast followed by the annual dying of the easter eggs. As we speak, Chris is making the Easter ham with some insanely good orange marmalade-mustard sauce to go on top. Life IS good. Don't... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Tall Tales from Kansas
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This is the 5th installment in the Angie re-runs series. It was posted originally on May 15th, 2013. I am going to have to make some of these real soon... maybe just a good medium sized batch though. Chris told me tonight that he read today was chocolate chip cookie... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Tall Tales from Kansas
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In honor of the 3rd birthday of Tall Tales from Kansas I picked up my old Nikon point and shoot and went outside to take some pictures today. The old way. The way I used to take pictures way back when Tall Tales was a brand new baby. When I... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Tall Tales from Kansas
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While we were in Arkansas, in addition to looking at dogwoods and snuggling a baby, we watched a great slide show that Dottie (the official Moss family historian) put together. We all swore that we had NEVER seen this family photo taken in Athens, Greece circa 1965 before. Christy made... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Tall Tales from Kansas
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The dogwoods were putting on a serious show for us down in the ozarks this past weekend. The redbuds were spectacular too. Everywhere you looked there was something pretty to see. Nothing, however compared with the charms of Katherine Ray. We are completely undone by her. Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2014 at Tall Tales from Kansas
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Taking care of business in the Ozarks. Driving around curves and encountering breathtaking views. Flowering trees. Flowering bulbs. Talking about the old days. Funny how our recollections of the same events differ slightly. Like the place where I got the bird wind chime with the broken tail feathers in 1994.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2014 at Tall Tales from Kansas
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Chris and I are packing up the car tonight. Headed south to Arkansas in the morning. Meeting up with the rest of the Moss clan and taking Angie home. I'm bringing the thimble from the monopoly game to bury with her. I think she would like that. I have packed... Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2014 at Tall Tales from Kansas
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Today after listening to CD #26 for the second time (more on that later), I marched into the library, paid my 75 cents in overdue fines, and said goodbye to Theo and Boris and Hobie. Do not worry it is safe to read on. There are NO spoilers contained in... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2014 at Tall Tales from Kansas
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Cherry blossoms between the hours of 5:46pm on Tuesday April 8th and 5:53pm on Wednesday April 9th. If you plan to sit under your canopy of cherry blossoms remember 2 things: 1. there are bees in these trees 2. if the neighbor kids see you they will want to play Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2014 at Tall Tales from Kansas
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A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian is a book about life, sibling rivalry, death, anger, family, debt, plum wine, deceit, sex, and tractors. The characters are larger than life and believe in expressing themselves without holding back. The plot incorporates elements of humor, sadness, and intrigue. You know, just... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2014 at Tall Tales from Kansas
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Last weekend I asked Chris to look for a nice spring ale at the beer store. Something to have on hand for spontaneous spring celebrations. Thank goodness he came home with this. If he hadn't what would I have toasted with when I saw this tonight? The cherry blossom show... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2014 at Tall Tales from Kansas
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If you are ready for 100 minutes of pure enchantment, go see this. It's a delightful escape from the everyday with rich evocative imagery and clever dialogue. From the moment we sat down I was completely engrossed in the whole mad cap adventure. No detail was overlooked in this wonderfully... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2014 at Tall Tales from Kansas
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Friday after work I turned a 2012 desk top calendar into greeting cards with the use of my sister's quirky handpainted labels, some clear envelopes that were in my art room closet, and a whole bunch of tape. Darn it was fun! I sometimes forget about the pure enjoyment of... Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2014 at Tall Tales from Kansas
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Inspired by Pam's amazing creation, I got out all the fabric I bought last year that I wanted to make a light summer quilt with. This is the summer I am going to make it happen. I finished all the cutting and am ready to begin the piecing. You don't... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2014 at Tall Tales from Kansas
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Things that were blooming today in Lawrence Kansas included forsythia, flowering cherry trees, and tulip trees. Positively glorious they were. All of them. Especially on an overcast day. Related articles plan to hit the car wash once you're back on asphalt Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2014 at Tall Tales from Kansas
Joan, I hope you will share your approach as I am sure others will want to know! I am starting with a piece of fabric that is 18 x 22 but I may end up cutting it down. Dont know if it will become a pillow or be framed. I will have to let it tell me what it wants to be. Carol Sent from my iPad
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On this rainy day I have been readying my supplies for the "french knot caper" embroidery project that I told you about a few weeks ago. I went to the fabric store downtown and looked at every flowered bolt of material they had and finally settled on this one. I... Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2014 at Tall Tales from Kansas
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I do not remember the last time I made myself a rum and coke. I think it might have been sometime in 1982 when I was working the the 3-11 shift on 3 West at St. John's Hospital in Salina Kansas. After work we would all head over so someone's... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2014 at Tall Tales from Kansas
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Home-made pizza and a bottle of Chateau St. Michele Indian Wells Merlot is my idea of a dreamy night at home. Chris likes to experiment with different pizza crust recipes and I am an agreeable taste tester. I have a very refined palate and can easily pick up on subtle... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2014 at Tall Tales from Kansas
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Are you walking around outside taking photos like this? ...and this? I should have been a farmer. I never get tired of making the rounds, looking for whatever is poking up through the mulch. Hello iris and cherry buds and ground covers and hollyhocks. It was 70 degrees in Lawrence... Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2014 at Tall Tales from Kansas
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For ten days I have been wishing for sunny daffodils inside my house. Since longing alone does not generally make something happen, I decided this morning to go in serious pursuit of the object of my desire. I went to no less than 3 different stores and finding none contemplated... Continue reading
Posted Mar 29, 2014 at Tall Tales from Kansas
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I am staying up all night tonight to read A Short History of Tractors in Ukranian. Several years ago I put this on my "get this from the library to listen to list" when Mary Ann read excerpts to me while we were traveling on the high seas somewhere. I... Continue reading
Posted Mar 28, 2014 at Tall Tales from Kansas
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This is the 4th installment in the Angie re-runs series. It was posted originally on December 3, 2012. Mom has been gone just a little over a month now but I remember this phone call as clearly as if it had happened tonight. Ring... Ring.... Me: Hello Mom: Do I... Continue reading
Posted Mar 26, 2014 at Tall Tales from Kansas
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