- KY, USA
- member since May 23, 2012
Thank you, it is very exciting. My kids favorite person is their Aunt Heidi and my younger son's favorites are his aunts. My grandson will have too many aunts! Being and aunt is awesome , you're more fun than the mother and younger than the grandmother!
Never heard of Harlan Hubbard, I'm afraid. I'll have to look him up. I graduated from Transy in 79, so wouldn't have overlapped with your husband. I'm sure I've been to Morris Book Shop -- did it used to be at another location?? I'll have to ask my sister the name of the used bookstore we *always* went to when we were kids; maybe it was Morrison's, rather than Morris. Not sure. And then later there was Glover's...I shouldn't get started. My husband -- whom I met in California, and then it turned out his parents and mine lived 4 miles apart in Lexington -- once worked at Wallace's. Not a bad town for bookshops, Lexington!
Thanks for the message -- no problem about how long it takes. I can go for ages without even realizing I've got messages waiting, with just that little flag at the top right-hand corner of the page to alert me. I just don't notice it!
I was born and raised in Lexington, went to Transy, and left at 21. My in-laws still live there, but my own family is gone, now that my sister retired to Arizona.
If you're in Lex, I envy you getting to go to Joseph-Beth!
See you around Shelfari, I hope --
How nice to hear from you! I know everyone at Crossroads will be very pleased when you join us again. I hope you're well and that you have been busy with good things.
All is well with me. Very well. My biggest news is that my daughter is having a baby in about 4 weeks! This will be my first grandson.
I hope to see you at Crossroads soon!
Hi there -- I saw that you've got Kinfolk, the Wilgus Stories on your shelf, and that you're in the Crossroads group, which I just joined. I liked your picture and I'm originally from Kentucky, so I thought I'd say hello. I also wondered whether you'd be interested in taking a look at the Southern Lit group here; it almost disbanded (just about the time I found it!) so some of us are trying to revive it. I don't think we've got critical mass yet. In any case, I hope to see you around Crossroads. Where are you from in KY?
I am getting over my flu thing. Planning to go home and curl wup with a book and some tea or soup.Just want to hunkre down. You sing too! You are talented! Your meal sounded fabulous! I am hungry just reading this! Sounds like you had a lovely evening!!!!You deserve it with all the hard work you've out in at the store. It is raining adn damp here today.Yesterday was nice,in the high 60's and sunny for most of the day. I am not looking forward to winter.
I am looking for some stuff at local antique stores.I keep a list handy at home so I can go prepared. I do have friends that coolect all sorts of stuff too, so like you always looking! I get alot of glassware for my kitchen at the shops.I like glass,not a fan of plastic. I also like the old styl;e enamel coated pans.I;ve gotten some in the past.I bought a great bookshelf 2 yrs ago.It was cheaper than the garbage sold new in the stores today! I love it. It was $19.00 and sold to me! The same garbage version in the stores is $29.95+. It is from the 1930's or 40's is my guess.
Wwe have so many consignment shops,antique stores, here too.Thankfully.
I decided that for Christmas this year,there are 5 people I try to make gifts for,so I am making small canning jars filled with vinegar and garlic cloves and also jars with olive oil and red pepper.Now my red pepper was made by my cousin.he grew 10 different varieties of peppers,dried them and I use that as my red pepper.I have to go easy cause it is some hot stuff. I have a lifetime supply! So I thought the jars of oil and vinegar with the garlic and peppers would be nice.You can add garlic cloves to the vinegar forever as well as oil to the peppers. You can also use the infused oil and vinegar in salads,etc.I have to make that in next 2 weeks so it is ready to be used when I see them in Dec.
I am heading home to dinner, and a book! maybe even a movie if there are any good ones on.
Have a great weekend.
Hi Patsy! I am so glad you liked Phantom!So nice to hear it was better than London and NY too. School productions amaze me these days,nothing like whne I was in school! The music never leaves,itis haunting and beautiful.I have cd;s,tapes and even a music box version of the music!
Your store sounds lovely and a place I would shop at here! I like unique and lovely. I think you will do fine if your items are under $30. Many people are so cost conscious these days. I have found some great gifts at antique shops for 50 cents to $20. If my gift receivers only knew! So to find some homeade gifts,made with love and a bragain too, I know you will do fine.
The Stand is my first Stephen King,you are not alone! I am halfway thru!
Hope you ahve a successful slaes week!
Patsy- I should add that I sprinkle parmesan or romano cheese on the macaroni and peas when I eat it. I hope you like it! Very comforting sicilian peasant food. Comfort food.
Our fall has arrived. Summer ended so abruptly. We still have been having some above normal temps,so I hope it continues into winter.Our trees have changed rapidly and early!
I love the beach so I was happy to find pumpkins at the beach.
I've seen Phantom 8 times, 1 in Bflo and 7 in Toronto.I hope you like it.
How many poeple are involved in your store?I thought it was a handful. Your potluck dinner sounds fun! What a nice way to meet new people!
I am reading The Stand by Stephen King and it is very good! I like it.
I hope you have a great weekend.Stay cozy!
Hi Patsy! I am sorry it took me soo long to get back to you. Rough week at work and home.
Of course your shop must come first.The chocolate festival was fun,It is rather lame compared to other festivals,but it is all chocolate. I had a cupcake,2pcs fudge,1 brownie, and 1 pretzel stick for $2.50!!!! I had a bruger too, so I could eat the chocolate.That was a very good burger and only $2.00. There are only abt 8 tents for this thing but it is on the canal and river so nice sunny breezy day.I am already cooking fall foods and bringing out the blankets and fall clothes. Yuck.I can't wait to see your photos,sounds like a lovely place.I can send your mac and peas recipe today! No problem! I had it this week and loved it. Very simple and basic but so yummy.I hope to have a relaxing Sunday this week,didn't last week.Fingers crossed.
Hi Patsy! I am feeling almost nromal,what is normal? haha I worked on the weekend and hada wedding and went to a chocolate festival. I will have a new photo of me with my cous at the wedding.The Berry book will be mine again soon.I can't wait.I will cehck out Mary Oliver.
I am glad things are goign smoother fo you.Why does everythign seem to "bunch up" at one time? Our leaves have been turnign for 3 weeks already.It had cooled off here.Today is our last forseeable 70 degree day.Tomorrow all rain all day.I hope we have a easy winter like last year.I've never seen such a mld winter in all my life.It was like no winter at all! I lvoe autumn once summer is gone for good,but as long as there is a chance for summer, I can't give it up. I am a summer baby. I ahve been buying cider and donut holes and making soup tonight.So my body is saying it is autumn.I am making macaroni and peas, a very easy sicilain peasant dish! My aunt's recipe.it is comfort food.
You have a great day. I will have more photos for you!
Patsy, I'm hree.I was sick over the weekend and even missed work on Monday. I had to return the Berry poetry book this am, overdue too. I am re-ordering it since it had "holds" and I could not renew it.I am going to copy some of my favorites for my journal.I am so glad you were rescued!I've been to Lewisburg PA,not WV. I wonder if they are close?
I am finishing a "Short history of tractors in Unkrainian". I like it An aging father and his daughters and a blonde bimbo. It is humorous in spots and touching and sad. Well rounded.
I will send a childhood pic to you! I hope your Mom is okay now? How is the store?
Hi Patsy. I hope you're no longer lame, had a safe trip back to your Kentucky home and that all is well at your Virginia home.
I always confuse the names of Berry's fictional town and where he lives. I did really like Jayber Crow, which I bought from him at the Book Fair a few years ago. I just finished a couple of Adriana Trigiani's books, the Valentine series, which I really enjoyed.