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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: globe trotting, getting my hands dirty in the garden, making things with yarn, reading, sketching badly, playing golf, walking, cooking, going to the farmers market...
Recent Activity
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Since we both know that we each have already begun to eat the delightful combination of candy corn and salty cocktail peanuts, known as "October crack", I decided to go ahead and post a photo of it today. Because this ridiculous (and simultaneously cute) container only comes out once a... Continue reading
Posted 1 hour ago at Tall Tales from Kansas
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As fall marches along, and the frosts get harder, I worry each week that this will be be last farmers market. There are less vendors and less shoppers, but the mood in the fall is upbeat. Anticipation of holidays to come, smoke coming out of chimneys, pumpkins to carve and... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Tall Tales from Kansas
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Here is something you haven't seen for awhile on this blog. A photo of Lewis, brother of Clark, dearly beloved and long time departed from our home, but never from our hearts. Last night I had the most wonderful dream about him. He came bounding across the field when he... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Tall Tales from Kansas
I never had either! Glad we went to see. Would be fabulous when the leaves are changing down there.
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We went to the "Ozark Grand Canyon" aka the "Arkansas Grand Canyon" when we were down that way a few weeks ago. The views are spectacular, the signs informative, and the photo ops plentiful. After you recover from the super windy roads you had to travel to get to this... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Tall Tales from Kansas
Yes Michelle, that’s his sister Lois.
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In the event that you might have missed it, consider this your notification that "mustard colored clothing season" is officially upon us. Nancy and Hailey want you to know that it begins the minute "white pant wearing season" is over and runs right up until 2 weeks before it's time... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Tall Tales from Kansas
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The pumpkins and mums were as pretty as ever at Big Cedar Lodge this year. For a true fall lover like myself, it is pure paradise. We always love to go on walks/hikes there, and while we are walking, recall all the other walks we have taken there through the... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Tall Tales from Kansas
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Since returning home, in addition to eating chocolate pie, we are back to normal activities. Settling into home routines. Taking morning walks with increased vigor to combat pie calories as well as to revel in the cool morning temperatures. The last bouquets of the season are being gathered in advance... Continue reading
Posted Oct 8, 2019 at Tall Tales from Kansas
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We just got back from the annual pilgrimage to Arkansas to spruce up the cemetery and be together as a family, remembering times gone by, re-telling stories, making new memories. Cheryl is the chief flower arranger. Brother trims the grass and is in charge of bringing the bourbon. This year... Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2019 at Tall Tales from Kansas
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These last few days, while down in Arkansas, Dottie and Ray and I have had numerous discussions about Aunt Mabel's chocolate pie. Mostly about how delicious it was and how vividly we remember her making it for us when she came up from Louisiana to visit us in South Carolina,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2019 at Tall Tales from Kansas
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While flipping through mail on the iPad the other day, catching up on things marked "read" because they may contain a nugget of vital importance, I stumbled upon this. image from NYT cooking While the image was enough to stop me in my tracks, it was the name "baked artichoke... Continue reading
Posted Oct 2, 2019 at Tall Tales from Kansas
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Posts may be sporadic, or they may be regular, or they may be non-existent (I should have stopped at sporadic?) for the foreseeable future as we head out on an adventure down in Arkansas. Before I go though, here are some things that have been happening lately that will be... Continue reading
Posted Oct 1, 2019 at Tall Tales from Kansas
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This morning, while sitting on my front porch, in jeans and a long sleeved shirt, under cloudy skies, I noticed that the leaves are beginning to turn. Which had me singing this tune to myself, not really caring if anyone heard, wishing I could be back in Panama circa 1973... Continue reading
Posted Sep 28, 2019 at Tall Tales from Kansas
Linda, it’s so interesting to me how people can view the exact same material with such different reactions based on “the lenses” of our lived experiences. Thanks for sharing. Carol
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Since noticing that the spiders in the neighborhood have their finery displayed, I decided to follow suit. I can not compete on the same level as they do. But it doesn't hurt to try. Last year Sister gave me these hand made acorns, owl, and kitty. They are made by... Continue reading
Posted Sep 27, 2019 at Tall Tales from Kansas
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Recently, on the spinning wheel of regular events here in Kansas, the following spots were landed upon. Getting orange stuff out of the basement and placing it here and there around the house. Taking very early morning walks in order to witness the sun clocking in to start the work... Continue reading
Posted Sep 26, 2019 at Tall Tales from Kansas
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I have just finished the 7th installment in the Flavia de Luce series. Another keeper. Flavia is such an endearing character, whose words uttered by the amazing Jane Entwistle are simply delicious. It makes for a cozy, all engrossing, reading/listening, experience. In this novel, Flavia ventures off to Miss Bodycote's... Continue reading
Posted Sep 24, 2019 at Tall Tales from Kansas
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Selections at the farmers market this weekend are further evidence of the approach of fall. Which, as you know, is cause for clapping, smiling, and merry-making in general. That doesn't mean there still isn't plenty of time to enjoy a chilled carrot soup, take a watermelon to a picnic, or... Continue reading
Posted Sep 23, 2019 at Tall Tales from Kansas
Thanks Michelle!
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On a recent early morning stroll, I walked by this pond, and took a picture. Three things that I did not take pictures of were: 1. A giant spider in the middle of a lacy cobweb that was covered in morning mist 2. The woman walking three dogs with wagging... Continue reading
Posted Sep 22, 2019 at Tall Tales from Kansas
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Are you watching the Ken Burns Special on Country Music on PBS? We have been looking forward to it with great anticipation at Tall Tales Headquarters. The reviews have been mixed, but if you come from a family that listened to the radio for entertainment (Kitty Wells was my favorite... Continue reading
Posted Sep 20, 2019 at Tall Tales from Kansas
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In case any of you were holding your breath, waiting to hear about the turban squash... It turned out quite well. Cut in half, seeds scooped out, put in a pan, sprayed with olive oil, tossed in sprigs of oregano, salted & peppered, then roasted (covered) at 400 degrees F... Continue reading
Posted Sep 19, 2019 at Tall Tales from Kansas
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The 2019 front porch geraniums are going down in history as my best ever. That I can remember. They continue to bloom profusely, with green leaves in defiance of the heat. In the name of giving credit where credit is due, they are from Pendletons Market, and you can't go... Continue reading
Posted Sep 18, 2019 at Tall Tales from Kansas