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Old 09-02-2018, 12:50 PM
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'Round the Campfire ~ September

Hello everyone! Happy September and happy Labor Day Weekend! Do any of you have big plans for the rest of this long weekend? Nothing much here...the apples are falling off the tree in the yard, so it will soon be time to pick them and maybe make some applesauce, apple crisp, and pie. Yum!

I apologize for being late in starting up the Campfire. Sadly, my grandma Evangeline passed away on August 31st, so it's been a sad weekend. We had gathered just 3 weeks ago to celebrate her 98th birthday. She was like a best friend to me - just 2 generations apart. We were close...I saw her almost weekly and sometimes daily for most of my life. She lived about 1/4 mile from where I do, so I could drive to her house on the 4-wheeler anytime to visit. We knew she was failing over the course of the last several months...but you're never quite ready to say goodbye. But she did live a full life and living was becoming so difficult for her over the last year...she had moved to assisted living, and finally to a nursing home, where she gradually declined. But she was such a strong and inspiring woman. It's been an honor to have such an amazing grandma. A visitation for her is on Tuesday night, and the funeral on Wednesday, so it will be a full week. And really, though it will be tearful, this is more a celebration of her life...because 98 is pretty amazing.

Fresh coffee and apple pie and ice cream! Enjoy the refreshments, then go create.
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Jenna, oh, sad for you. Wonderful that you were so close in spirit and residence. Both of my grandmas passed away when I was about 12 and never knew my grandfathers. Wonderful that you all celebrated with her for the 98th. Thinking of you these days and always. Hugs and blessings to your family.

Not much going on here. Cool and rainy. I turned on the heater this morning as it was about 63 in the house and 43 outside. Then decided to turn it off as we came here to be cool, right? Felt guilty..... Been doing only sketching for the Hunts, but hope to get something done for the challenge.

Happy September and Labor Day to all. Stoked the fire and warmed the coffee. Pie is delish. Thanks, Jenna.
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Sorry for your loss - hugs to you and your family.

We are in Bar Harbor Maine - real Down East - going down into the low 50's at night but warms up into the high 70's to low 80's during the day - big change from Florida! Taking in some galleries and lots of R&R - be here for a couple more weeks. Will take in Acadia Nat'l Park several times during this visit. We were here 3 years ago.
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Richard, that is a beautiful area and perfect for this time of year. Nice to hear from you.
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Thank you so much, Jo. She was pretty amazing, and it's going to be hard getting used to life without her. Thanks for your kind words. That does sound chilly! There's no shame in running the heat - it's good to be comfortable.

Hi Richard. Thank you so much. Bar Harbor Maine! That sounds beautiful! I'd love to see the East Coast someday. Have fun.
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Jenna, so sorry for the loss of your Grandma. When special people like that leave us, they leave a hole in our life that no one else can fill. It's especially hard when it is someone who you have seen so often during your entire life. I will be praying for you.
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View from the house we are renting in Bar Harbor, Maine.
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Hi, Rick.

Beautiful scene Richard. Sigh.....
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Jenna, so sorry and sad for you about your loss of your grandmother. I was very close to mine, closer than even my own mom, and not a day goes by I don't miss Gran. Praying for your family.

We returned Wednesday from 5 days in the NM mountains again...rainy there and temps in the 60s. But today we're having flash flooding in west Texas. Finally RAIN!

Hi Jo, Rick, and hello Richard! Your photo is soooo soothing and calm. Been to Maine, but it was a snowy January day, still pretty scenery.

Someone send me a lifejacket and a boat!!!
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Hi Rick. Thank you. That is just so true. She will be missed dearly by many in the family. I know it is sure going to create a void in my heart and life without her. I appreciate your kind thoughts and prayers.

Hi Richard. Oh, this is serene and beautiful! What a lovely view you have! I'm sure you're cherishing each moment you're there.

Hi Jo. Hope you're doing well.

Hi Kay. Thank you for your kind words. Grandmas can be so close, can't they? It sounds like you had a wonderful bond with yours as well. We never stop missing those we lose, do we? I appreciate your prayers very much. So glad you're getting rain!

My grandma Evangeline would often call at about this time of the day (5:00 here) and say, "Are you at coffee?". In her home, "the men" as she would call any and all guys working outside, would come in around 4:00 or so for coffee, pop, and cookies. She would often give us bowls of plain vanilla ice cream with an oatmeal raisin cookie or two slipped in beside. So today, I'm bringing plain vanilla ice cream, oatmeal raisin cookies, coffee and pop to the campfire! She and Grandpa always drank their coffee black, no sugar or cream. This is the only way I like coffee too. She told me once that this was the Norwegian in me. I've always been touched by that.

Hope you all don't mind, but I'm sharing one of my favorite photos - and memories - of her. I love reptiles, and I have a pet bearded dragon lizard and a ball python, which is a small (for a python) docile snake. This was probably 10, 12 years ago...I brought my snake into the room to show everyone, and while all the men at the table were looking a little squeamish, Grandma put out her hands. I asked if she wanted to hold my snake, and she said, "Oh, yah. He won't hurt me." I knew I got my love for reptiles from somewhere! She liked him, and thought he felt so smooth.



Here are my grandparents when they went to prom together around 1935-1940. They were such a good-looking couple.



And finally, one of the greatest photos of them shortly before Grandpa began to really fail. My cousin Derek made this photo into a Christmas card from them, so that's why it has the wintry feel.



Now, who wants cookies and ice cream?
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Oh Jenna, so sorry for your loss. The pictures are so sweet of them. No doubt they will be missed.

Not much else from me. I feel my life is boring, so why talk about it. My 3 month old puppy keeps me busy. Gotta make sure I leave nothing down that he can chew on. Boots & shoes are out in the porch. Also have to remember not to hang jackets & shirts over the kitchen chairs. I have a baby gate in the living room/kitchen doorway, it's the only way I can keep him from raving havic all over my house. He can't go passed the kitchen. The only thing that is wrecked is a wicker shoe rack.... no big deal.

I see all is fine with everyone else. Harvest is well underway. We don't farm, but I like to see farmers working the land.




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Learned a bit about lobstering yesterday on a cruise we took. Only so many licences are allowed - 7000 in Maine, each lobsterman can have a maximum of 800 traps. Most put out 400 everyother day so they can check 400 per day. Most traps will hold 20 lobsters of which 2 - 3 will be keepers due to size, sex and other constraints! One of the 7000 licences must be given up in oder to be assigned to the next person on the wait list. Based on the wait list today the last name might be assigned a license in approximately 32 years! Names are added to the wait list when a child reaches the age of 2!!!

It was in the low 40's this morning and at 6am when we got up the lobster boats were starting to leave our harbor for a full day of work - we will watch them return at about 6-7 PM- Not an easy life!
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Kay, yay for rain, hope the flash flooding isn't too bad. It has been showering here every afternoon. Used the heater the last week in the early morning. We are having rain at home, too. Flash flood warnings out. Our home is safe from that .... well, has been.

Jenna, lovely photos and memories. I started drinking black coffee when I was about 10. I didn't like breakfast food so would fix myself coffee with milk and cinnamon toast. My dad caught me and told me, "Only sheep herders drink milk in their coffee, not cowboys!" So from then on, it was black. Didn't stop me from drinking coffee though which was his thought. Gene's family were sheep herders, but he drinks black coffee, too. Ha. Cookies and ice cream are great, thanks.

Richard, your story is great. Thanks for sharing. We saw this one in Maine in 2003. My photo.

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Jo - did you know the rubber bands are not put on the lobster claws for the protection of people, but for the protection of the lobsters - lobsters are cannibalistic - when caught in the traps they would start eating one another!
My head is filled with unpainted scenes and useless facts!
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Jo - did you know the rubber bands are not put on the lobster claws for the protection of people, but for the protection of the lobsters - lobsters are cannibalistic - when caught in the traps they would start eating one another!
My head is filled with unpainted scenes and useless facts!

Your last sentence made me laugh. Guess they didn't care if the blue one chowed down. Giggle.
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