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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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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 yesterday 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 2 days ago 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 4 days ago 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 6 days ago 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 7 days ago 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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I invented a new soup the other day. Totally by accident. Which, by the way, is how most new recipes are created (I made that part up, but I think it sounds true - don't you?). It happened near the very end of the cooking process. When I did not... Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2014 at Tall Tales from Kansas
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This past weekend I got up in time Saturday to see the moon before it disappeared, made lists of things to do including books to check out from the library, cleaned out a closet and found an old music box, awakened to snow on Sunday morning, played with a cat... Continue reading
Posted Mar 24, 2014 at Tall Tales from Kansas
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Before I move on from the topic of french knots (until such time as I am ready to reveal the completed one thousand french knot project), I want to tell you one little thing about them. I had always found them to be extremely challenging. My hands would get all... Continue reading
Posted Mar 23, 2014 at Tall Tales from Kansas
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Angie used to call frequently and leave messages on my voice mail at work or the answering machine at home. They always went something like this: "Carol, it's your mother, call me right away". She never qualified the nature of the emergency that required a call back ASAP. But I... Continue reading
Posted Mar 22, 2014 at Tall Tales from Kansas
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Hello, this is my new Spring fern. It lives on my mantle and I have taken an oath to be sure that it gets the proper amount of water and light so that it will live to a ripe old age of at least 4 months. I found it yesterday... Continue reading
Posted Mar 21, 2014 at Tall Tales from Kansas
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