Saturday, July 25, 2009


I have a spoon doll, thanks to a molto kewl local antique shop. (There were loads of wonderful antique shops in Stillwater, MN, but there are a couple nice ones in this really small town of mine.)

"I don't have a name for her yet," I told William. "What should we call her?"

"Think of a book ..." he suggested.

"A book character?"

"Yeah." He paused. "How about Coraline?"

But I suggested Coraline was kind of a special name. This doll was not a Coraline.

"How about we name her after Junie B?" I exclaimed. "We can call her Junie!"

William said we should call her Jones.

"Perfect!" I said. "Because Coraline's last name is Jones, too!"

Thank you, William.

(Post trampolining outside. We're a bit frazzled.)


Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Sunday, July 19, 2009

A Few More Photographs

As far as the photographs go, I think we left off somewhere around the trip to the antique shop - well, one of many antique shops we visited - and the Star Trek drinking glasses.

After the glasses, I found this.

Interesting, no? ...

Later that day, the Fiends left for a three-hour cruise on the lake (whose name I'm afraid I don't know).

I - very gladly - stayed behind to have supper with Susan Runholt ( ... but if anyone wants to tell me how to paste a link here so that you can just click on her name and be led to her website ...). Susan was a really kind, genuine person - one of the sweetest people I have ever met in my life.

I never get tired of this shirt.

A lovely MN sky.

A day alone in town ... sitting by the lake reading Star Trek books.

And finally, Benjamin is happy that Emily is home. Emily is not.

Jack, of course, is the same as always. And not particularly happy to have his sister taking up his computer time.

Thus ends the travel log.

Until next time.