Category Archives: Community

Fishermen’s Party, part 2.

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Fishermen’s Party, part 1!

The wall was 35 feet tall. Maybe I could have tolerated that height at 8. Not now.

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The annual library book sale.

Every year during my tiny village’s festival (Fishermen’s Party, if you are wondering) the Friends of the Library hosts a book sale. We sell off the books weeded from the collection, plus those that were¬†donated but not added to the … Continue reading

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Knitting for the cause.

Our county party had its annual dinner on Saturday. For the second year we had a silent auction as a fundraiser. I contributed a couple objets d’knit. Yarn: Eden Madil 100% bamboo, colorway Earth, 2 skeins. Pattern: Montego Bay Needles: … Continue reading

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This was a full weekend. On Friday night we went to a piano recital. The pianist¬†and her husband* are both recently retired from being music professors at one of the UWisconsin campuses. He has started a local chorale group, and … Continue reading

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Weekend recap.

Friday: lake association boat parade and picnic. Some folks went all out for the festive decorations. Others took a more minimalist approach. I forgot to take photos of the picnic food until people had started to leave. I provided the … Continue reading

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Please help Colorado.

Smokey and I received this forwarded email from his cousin Gisele, who lives in Laramie, WY. Pass along to your contacts, anyone who can donate something.  The first half is designated to animals, then lower half is assisting helicopters, firefighters, … Continue reading

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This was the Saturday activity for my friend Colleen, the county librarian and fellow knitter, and I. She picked me up at 10 am and we were off. First stop was Fibre Functions in rural Frederic, WI. (No website; link … Continue reading

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