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Holly
Rockford, IL
Currently living a charmed, life. 2 dogs, 3 cats, enough fiber to warm a small country, and 2 acres to grow good things.
Interests: music, knitting, yoga, gardening, fair trade, peace, global awareness.
Recent Activity
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For those of you long time readers here, you might remember this story. I posted a version of it in 2014. Most of it is the same, though I have edited a bit. In this picture we are staying at our favorite cottage, Fallstsrom's. We stayed here as often as... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Ferocious Dandelion
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Each day of the summer, when the weather was good, and sometimes when it wasn't, I would pack a bag with a few essentials. A sandwich, swimsuit, book (definitely a book!), and any number of goodies to feed friends I might meet on my travels. Bread for the fish and... Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2017 at Ferocious Dandelion
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It snowed last night. My mother would have called it Robin Snow; the last now after the robins return. I had to go last week to have blood taken for routine labs. I'm diabetic so every three months I have to have my A1c checked. No biggie. I was sitting... Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2017 at Ferocious Dandelion
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Every summer of my childhood began and ended the same way; on Memorial Day my mother would pack everything we would need for the summer into the back of our pink Pontiac station wagon. It's there in the background of the picture above, taken before the invention of color, so... Continue reading
Posted Mar 8, 2017 at Ferocious Dandelion
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I am officially in love with the internet and facebook and all the ways that we are able to connect with other humans on this planet. Just too darn cool. So, after reading my previous post, my lovely niece Kelsie comments that she knows why Grandpa chose the name Garmoe.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 5, 2017 at Ferocious Dandelion
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This is my grandfather; my father's father. Spiffy dude, right? Got some high water action going on with those pants, but maybe that was the style in 1922. When he immigrated (IMMIGRANTS! Run! Hide! Sorry, couldn't help myself.) to this country from Norway in 1902 his documented name was Ole... Continue reading
Posted Mar 1, 2017 at Ferocious Dandelion
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Greetings all. Something really unexpected and amazing just happened to me and I had to share. I realize that this might not resonate with everyone, but for me it's really big. (It's hard these days to find an adjective that Trump hasn't ruined.) Most of you know that in our... Continue reading
Posted Jan 24, 2017 at Ferocious Dandelion
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Welcome to the new blog home land, Ferocious Dandelion. Kind, quirky, and tenaciously peaceful. I'll get into the naming process in a blog yet-to-come, but for now, make yourself at home. As with any move, there is some sprucing up to do; a bit of making it my own. It's... Continue reading
Posted Jan 11, 2017 at Ferocious Dandelion