Some years, and quite a few Coffeetime Columns ago, we wrote an article called Hellion Alert. It was about Andy recounting a true incident of eating lunch in a restaurant where a small, undisciplined child was wreaking havoc while the mother ignored it all.
I’m still amazed at the sight of a full moon as it shines through the limbs of a nearby tree, looking so near you could actually reach out your hand, scoop up a handful of moon dust and pour it into a mason jar to keep on your mantel.
Those starting vegetable plants from seed often must contend with animals who love to dig up seeds or feast on tender young shoots just emerging from the seeds. There are any number of $19.95 repellants you can purchase, but there are cheaper, natural, and clever ways to combat animal & insect pests.
Every Easter there I would go, racing across the yard at my parents’ home. Trying to beat my little brother to all the brightly colored eggs that were hidden everywhere. Fun – you bet. Competitive – I can still remember whining because he found more than me. Family oriented – oh yeah, all the kids waiting excitedly for Mom and Dad to tell them “Go!”
My new old job at the local newspaper has kept me more than busy lately. It’s also earned me the nickname of “rerun” compliments of local merchant Shana Brittain at a recent Center Business Association meeting.