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A Splash of Color

The joint needed it, don’t you think?

“With halest Christmas greetings”

From A Defective Santa Claus by James Whitcomb Riley, with pictures by C.M. Relyea and Will Vawter (1904) I wish I had remembered earlier that I have this. What a delight! I have several books of Riley’s poems, and more in e-book format. The dialect takes some getting used to, but once you train up

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Back on the Farm

Back on The Farm

In case you haven’t figured this out,

we are traveling. Hence, the reposts. We are in North Carolina. And after all of these years, we have finally fulfilled our obligation to Miss M: One Free Move. All three of them were promised one. Miss M never claimed hers. Until today. Left Mississippi yesterday before dawn. Rain, fog the whole way. Overnight in

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