Freaky Friday – How Did Judy Smith get there? Who Killed her?

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Judy Smith caught my attention when she her remains were found in Asheville, North Carolina. Again it was the connection to an area I was familiar. Then I learned she was from the Boston area and disappeared in the Philadelphia area. How did she wind up on Mt Pisgah? It an odd case that has left everyone wondering since 1997.

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Throwback Thursday -A Dollhouse for Christmas

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Some time ago on my Facebook accout I posted a picture of a dollhouse like this one asking if any one else had one.  To my surprise many responded they had one too.  So for the holiday I dug out the old photo albums and went looking for the photo of the Christmas morning I got mine.  Here it is – I think it’s about 1969 judging from my hair.

Wednesday Words – A Cold Plunge

You know the feeling – when you jump into or have cold water poured over you – that gasp, that surge, THAT feeling. What’s it called? Shock? no not quite you knew it was coming when you jumped. Well don’t worry language’s got you covered thanks to the Scottish there’s a word for that…

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Tuesday Thoughts – The Night Manager

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I’ve always been a fan of John le Carre (whose real name is David Cornwell) novels. I like how sometimes in the spy stories there are no winners. I like the subtle shifts in them. I think he does wonders on the page. At times there are great movies from his work Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy comes to mind. Others are just okay Tailor of Panama (see Daniel Radcliffe before he was Harry). So I was ambivalent when I heard that Night Manager was coming to the small screen as a miniseries and updated to modern day.

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Monday Marginalia – I Love My Birdfeeder

I’ve always enjoyed birdfeeders. Unfortunately in Kenosha with our neighborhood being so crowded the feeder wasn’t that active. Here I have two – hummingbird one that was very active in Summer and seed one that’s very active now. I thought I’d share – enjoy. Continue reading

Freaky Friday – What Was It?

I chose this mystery because as a kid I viewed it in the Johnson City Mall. It was the mysterious Minnesota Iceman. The story of it and just what it was is so convoluted and twisted in the end I’m not sure what I saw. But dang I’m so glad I convinced my folks to spend the 25 cents for me to view it. Whatever it was I saw left a memory.

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Thursday Throwback – Army Mike Xmas

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Thowback to 1971 – this is my husband trying out the Arm uniform but in the end he retired from the Navy.  I remember the icicles like that, Mom always liked putting them on our tree.  He looks anxious to get into the presents there under the tree.