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OCTOBER 2019 NEWSLETTER

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OCTOBER 2019 NEWSLETTER

I enjoy reading in the evenings to relax before I go to sleep. My daughter brought me a book a couple of months ago to read. It sat on the table for a few weeks and she kept asking me if I had read it. Finally, I finished a book I was reading and decided to pick up my daughter’s book and read it. It turned out to be a fabulous read. I thoroughly enjoyed it. It was about family traditions & recipes. The bond forged between the women of generations through these passed down recipes. It reminded me of...

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SEPTEMBER 2019 NEWSLETTER

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SEPTEMBER 2019 NEWSLETTER

“Dog Days of Summer”. I never really understood that saying until this summer. All I want to do is lay around! And that my friends, is just not me! It has been so hot and muggy here in the Hill Country that it’s tough to find my get up and go. However, with September dawning, we are ever hopeful for cooler weather. We have had to shut down the whole house building project because of the excessive heat. It’s tough to pour concrete when it’s in the 90’s and up. We are anxious to get going again. Fingers crossed for...

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AUGUST 2019 NEWSLETTER

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AUGUST 2019 NEWSLETTER

August! Can you believe how fast this summer has flown by? Is it really August all ready? The kids will be back in school and we will all sigh with relief. (won’t we?) Kids are great, so full of energy and enthusiasm and creativity. It’s wonderful to have around. But, I’m getting older and it’s harder to sustain the same level of activity they require. We have had the privilege of having our 2 oldest grandkids, now 16, here for their first summer jobs. Christer really appreciated the muscle, memory and help from our grandson working with the concrete on...

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July 2019 Newsletter

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July 2019 Newsletter

This morning I was awakened by a text from my daughter. We sent messages back and forth a couple of times. Then a horrible realization hit me, today was July 2 !!! OH MY GOODNESS, I haven’t written the newsletter yet!! For some reason I kept thinking I had another week in June. Not a good start to the morning 😫. This has been a crazy month for me. (I know, it seems like I say that every month) So much happening it makes it kind of hard to keep track of what day it is. Last month I briefly...

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June 2019 Newsletter

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June 2019 Newsletter

May was a short month for us due to the Memorial Day holiday. But it was packed with activity, as usual. It’s never dull around here and it’s hard to keep up with everything. Due to that fact, we decided not to do the Row by Row shop hop this summer. We do have the cute border print for Row by Row for any of you who might want it for your quilt. We love seeing everybody and visiting with you. We hope you will drop in and say Hi if you are in our area over the summer. Over...

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