Monthly Archives: October 2009

Memory, Place

I noticed a news article this morning that the last Wisconsin Spanish-American War veteran died yesterday. The news had some resonance because I woke up thinking about human memory this morning, musing about the generational life span of memory. I … Continue reading

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Obsolescence

Windows 7 is out of the box, and Windows Vista is consigned to the scrapheap. So, apparently, is 32-bit computing. I was idly looking at the crop of notebooks at Walmart the other day, and all of the new computers … Continue reading

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Uh, Yup

I’ve gotten a lot done on my Fall “to do” list. I’m down to cleaning the gutters, draining the lawn mowers for winter storage, and putting out the stakes in the driveway so that I can blow away the snow … Continue reading

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Squatters and other history …

I discovered tonight that I come from a line of squatters. I knew that my family was in the area in the early 1840’s — certainly by 1844, when the oldest family grave, the grave of a young great-grand-uncle of … Continue reading

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Politics

Yesterday afternoon Barbara Lawton, Wisconsin’s Lieutenant Governor, pulled out of the gubernatorial race. This morning I got a letter from her campaign asking for a campaign contribution. I know that it is just a case of the cat not catching … Continue reading

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Baraboo, uh, Reedsburg Book Sale

Michael and I had a plan yesterday morning. We would head to Baraboo for the library’s book sale, peruse and purchase, and then stop at Turtle Islands Beads on the way back to pick up fittings for necklaces we are … Continue reading

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Model

I drove up to Mauston for my one-week eye checkup, and everything is in order. The eye is healing up on schedule, my vision is officially 20/20, and I’m free of the eye shield, even at night. I’m generally free … Continue reading

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Sunny, Breezy

Today was a beautiful October day – sunny, breezy, high close to sixty. Michael and I headed to Madison for the day. Michael wanted to pick up stuff at Michael’s for the railroad’s upcoming “Santa Train” weekends after Thanksgiving. I … Continue reading

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Gone

I spent most of the day at home, going over to the railroad only to say goodbye to John, Judi and Matthew, who were taking the trailer back to Illinois for the winter. John will be back the week of … Continue reading

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The Train Shop

I showed up at the railroad late morning, arriving just as John, Judi, Matthew and Matthew’s Andy drove in from Illinois. John now sooner had their camper going that he said “Field Trip!“ So off we — John, Matthew and … Continue reading

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