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In Younger Days April 18, 2017

Filed under: Family photographs,Family Photos,Memories,Nantucket Island — Janet @ 4:16 pm

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Here they are – my sisters Ruth and Nan – carefree as can be

They were working in the summer of 1949 as waitresses at the Grey Gull on the Island of Nantucket.

Nan is on the right – today is her 90th birthday – April 18, 2017

Ruth on the left celebrated her 91st birthday not so long ago – January 6, 2017

Happy Days.  Happy Memories.

 

It Wasn’t A Nice Surprise

Filed under: Gardening,Rats — Janet @ 12:11 am

It wasn’t a nice surprise – in fact, I screamed.  I was merrily doing my gardening when I almost absent mindedly spotted a long tail – leading to a very large rodent – A RAT.  He was so life like – I asked him if he were alive.  Afraid to stay near him, afraid to leave him unattended, I looked around for a big stone.  Failing that I went over to get my shovel.  I returned and he was still there.  Honestly he was so lifelike.  I was sure he would bolt once my back was turned.  But no actually I had plenty of time to get my camera.  But I just wanted to get rid of him as quickly as possible.  So I dug a hole and turfed him in.  And in fact I felt sorry for him.  Poor Ratty.  Should I praise the cat??  I wondered.

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Photo from the New York Post