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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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This morning, with 7 tomatoes needing to be turned into something good, I put on my thinking cap. I really wanted to make tomato pie or sweet and spicy tomato jam but I kinda wanted to try a new recipe. I remembered seeing something about scalloped tomatoes this week in... Continue reading
Posted 41 minutes ago at Tall Tales from Kansas
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I hope you have your picnic baskets all packed up and ready to strap to your bikes first thing in the morning. With a map of a route that will take you down by a stream where you can lay out your quilt and set up "camp". Activities to include... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Tall Tales from Kansas
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If you are in the mood for an engrossing detective story, with good guys and bad guys, that contains phrases you want to write down so you can start incorporating them into your everyday repertoire; run out right now and get yourself a copy of Mr. Mercedes. Stephen King is... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Tall Tales from Kansas
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This 2 year old whippersnapper, who doesn't need a set of six shooters to get things done, was busy today. Busy getting her new routine down now that her 5 1/2 year old twin brothers are in all-day kindergarten and she doesn't have them to pal around with. In addition... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Tall Tales from Kansas
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Sandwiched between 2 of my new bird friends, are the last snapshots of our trip to Oregon. For now. I have already begun to weave together a Portland/Astoria/Canon Beach trip that may happen in the next year. Oh. By the way. A thin layer of crunchy peanut butter on a... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Tall Tales from Kansas
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If you were alive between the years 1969 and 1971, and you knew someone who owned a television set, chances are pretty good that the line "I'm a-pickin", followed by "and I'm a-grinnin", sounds somewhat familiar to you. Yep. I am not ashamed to admit the Moss clan caught an... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Tall Tales from Kansas
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Girls with bouquets, purple and yellow peppers, and egg-sellers in training were at the market on Saturday. There were also more peaches along with a great selection of apples and pears. When I asked this cute apple selling couple if I could take their picture, the young woman said "wait... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Tall Tales from Kansas
Joan: great arch support, superior cushioning, and supreme comfort immediately upon putting them on makes them so good :)
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In order of importance, the following things which have not previously been reported on, have happened in the last week: new Nike's (v.v.v. comfortable), s'mores at home (I have been told I must try with peanut butter and also use nutella instead of hershey bar - can this be true?),... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Tall Tales from Kansas
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Have you been wondering what I did with the almost half a peck of peaches I bought last week at the farmers market? If you have read on, if you haven't just look at the pictures. After that you may want to read too. When I was inspecting the peaches,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2015 at Tall Tales from Kansas
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I just this afternoon finished reading The Nightingale. My friend Joan told me about it after her daughter Lori told her she must read it. Lori was right. I can recommend it highly. It's a novel that tells the story of 2 French sisters in WWII. Every single time I... Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2015 at Tall Tales from Kansas
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Today I did a deep dive into Pam's Creative Sketchbooking class on Creative Bug. It was like having my own private art retreat with Pam and Mary Ann, except I could pause Pam whenever I wanted too and rewind her to watch again. I sat in the living room drinking... Continue reading
Posted Aug 19, 2015 at Tall Tales from Kansas
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On every family vacation, when it is Janelle and Steve's night to cook, Janelle feels it is crucial to include games as part of their "hosting" duties. This vacation was no different. Here she is providing some direction to Gary and James as they set out on round 1 of... Continue reading
Posted Aug 18, 2015 at Tall Tales from Kansas
I hope you still feel that way after tonights post :)
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The rocky coast of Oregon certainly afforded some lovely views of water. AND the walks along the beach could not be beat. Observing the habits of sea birds was quite entertaining as well. But I would be remiss if I did not also report on the lovely hikes that are... Continue reading
Posted Aug 17, 2015 at Tall Tales from Kansas
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After a two week absence from the farmers market, I was welcomed back on Saturday by a harp-accompanied rendition of Edelweiss. It was sung in a pure, sweet, soprano by this young woman who may, for all I know, be a distant relative of the von Trapp family. Magical. Equally... Continue reading
Posted Aug 16, 2015 at Tall Tales from Kansas
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This week I finally, finally, finally, made a balsamic reduction. I am now enjoying the fruits of my labor. Very little labor actually, and a whole lot of fruits. Pour the balsamic vinegar in a pan, add a pinch of sugar, bring it to a quick boil, turn it to... Continue reading
Posted Aug 15, 2015 at Tall Tales from Kansas
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There is something very nostalgic about lighthouses. They evoke the seafaring ways of days gone by ... or some such like that. The thought of a little lighthouse on a rocky coast with a loyal and trustworthy operator keeping ships safe from the perils of the sea. I'll stop there,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2015 at Tall Tales from Kansas
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If I was forced to select only one favorite Oregon coast experience, it would have to be the tidepools. From a distance when all you see is the exposed rocky coast (I mean sedimentary and metamorphic rocks), you may wander what all the fuss is about, but when you get... Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2015 at Tall Tales from Kansas
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When on the Oregon coast, we skipped down from Waldport to Florence one day. While we were checking out the place, I happened upon 2 really good things that I must report on. Thing number one was this old mason jar which is where everything I collected on the beach... Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2015 at Tall Tales from Kansas
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Is this, or is this not, the loveliest little "pink girl" tomato you have ever seen in your entire life? Such a perfect specimen. Because I know you will want to examine if from all angles, there it is on the right as compared to one of the "celebrity" tomatoes... Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2015 at Tall Tales from Kansas
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Not being able to walk on the beach right outside my door is the thing I am going to miss most about our time on the central coast of Oregon. Do you suppose you get tired of it, when you can do it every single day of the year if... Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2015 at Tall Tales from Kansas
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Somehow, in between the time I took a few hundred photos at The Connie Hansen Garden in Lincoln City Oregon and today, the pictures have gone missing. Has this ever happened to you? Luckily I have a few shots on my iPhone because I really want you to go if... Continue reading
Posted Aug 9, 2015 at Tall Tales from Kansas
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Somehow, in between the time I took a few hundred photos at The Connie Hansen Garden in Lincoln City Oregon and today, the pictures have gone missing. Has this ever happened to you? Luckily I have a few shots on my iPhone because I really want you to go if... Continue reading
Posted Aug 9, 2015 at Tall Tales from Kansas
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Last night I had my first ever s'more by a bonfire, on a beach, on the Oregon coast. I don't know if I am the only moss sister who hadn't had one until now or not, but if there was ever a time and a place for the first one,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2015 at Tall Tales from Kansas