Book Review: Andrew Gifford’s “We All Scream”

I couldn’t wait for my copy of We All Scream: The Fall of the Gifford's Ice Cream Empire by Andrew Gifford to arrive in the mail. The book promotion said, For more than seventy years, Gifford's Ice Cream and Candy Company was associated with nothing but pleasure for native Washingtonians and visitors to the nation's... Continue Reading →


De-hoarding Project Update: Halfway Through

Six weeks ago I started my summer project, working on the 12 bins of memorabilia and 17 scrapbooks that are purposely cluttering my living room in Pine Level so I will deal with them. I am pleased to report I am down to about half that – five piles of stuff, one for each decade,... Continue Reading →

The last place.

All my life I’ve made plans, scrapped plans, re-engineered plans, tackled plans, accomplished plans, taken on new plans, made lists, checked off lists, taped new lists over old lists. Get an education. Get a job. Fall in love. Get married. Have children. Wash diapers. Get a new job. Bake bread. Bury a husband. Marry again.... Continue Reading →

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