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May, 2006 - Issue #60
BOB AND CAMILLE, Still Making Themselves at Home
TWENTY-SEVEN YEARS AGO
Bob helps burn a flag. Yep, that's him on the right with his arms over his head. The real story is that one group of Colorado University students decided to burn an Iranian flag in response to the hostage crisis of 1979. Bob happened by and was asked if he had a light. He said he did, but, unwilling to hand his lighter over to strangers, offered to light the flag on fire himself.
A GOOD HABITAT
My volunteer work at the Habitat for Humanity thrift store is something Camille looks forward to every Tuesday. You could say it has become a habit! The reason she enjoys it so much is because of the wonderful camaraderie between the store managers and the other volunteers. From left are Sharon, Robin and Barb.
And this is Caralee, Carol and Priscilla. Caralee often brings something good to eat, Carol keeps her eye out for anything involving the dwarf "Grumpy" from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and Priscilla spends her winters in Mexico.
WAITING FOR DONATIONS
Robin, Barb, and Sharon look towards the donation door across piles of clothes, toys, pots, pans and countless other donated items awaiting inspection and pricing. Unfortunately, the items in poor condition are trucked out back to the dumpster.
WHAT A TEAM!
Sharon's husband, Paul holds his team of Belgians, Dan and Sam in the parking lot behind the Thrift Store on a Thursday evening.
Camille's friend, Stephanie, sent this picture of her pet Iguana on her fourth birthday. I do believe Kiwi is smiling!
This is a close as we could get for a picture of one of five beautiful foxes that live in a field across the tracks from our street.
They live in burrows and have made a significant trail system through the field.
And this skull is proof that they eat cats!
ANOTHER PRAIRIE HIKE
Do we look cold? Well, that's because we are!! For more on this chilling story, go to: Out on the Prairie
MARGIE AND TARA TAKE ME OUT TO THE RESERVOIR
Only one week later and I'm in shorts again for an eight mile walk with Margie and Tara.
Of course Camille couldn't resist taking a picture of this mare and her young colt.
AN AFTERNOON AT THE HAAS'S
Later that day, Bob and Camille went to Sharyl and Rob's for dinner. Logan, the engineer, kept himself entertained with cardboard and Styrofoam blocks.
While Mikayla showed off her bike riding skills.
SCENES FROM OUR NEIGHBORHOOD
Here's where the railroad trestle spans a little river.
This is a dairy operation. It sure reminds Camille of a neighborhood she remembers from her childhood, affectionately referred to as "The Barn House."
A NEW LEASE ON LIFE
Life without a garden, is well - lifeless. After a long, dead period that our neighbors call "Winter" the weather has lightened up enough to support life. Bob filled up nine containers and made a vegetable garden. He is watering the basil. Also shown here are sweet peppers, jalapeños, eggplant, tomatoes, cilantro and marigolds. We have since planted lettuce, arugula, chard, daikon, beets, and begonias.
Of course, Bob took the time to create a garden center, too.
JUGGLING WORK AND PLAY
Not sure how Bob does, it but it is definitely an art!
FIRST RIDING LESSON FOR DIRK AND THANY
Camille's new riding students, Dirk (with school horse, Scooter) and Thany, tracking down a tiny rabbit. There is no question that this job is more play than work. Dirk and Thany are wonderful students and so polite you'd think they were from another country. Actually, their mother grew up in South Africa and is home schooling Dirk and Thany. Which explains why they call me Miss Camille and are loathe to interrupt me. For more pictures of these two children and the horses in their lives, go to the Horse Album.
TIM AND MARGIE, THEN AND NOW
Margie and Tim celebrated 27 years of marriage on May 27th.
Margie's mother, Peggy, was in town and had as great a time as anyone else. Especially the part about drinking margaritas with Bob!
Robin, Margie and Tim's youngest child, brought out the kindling so that Tim could make a fire after it got dark. Tara ran to the store for chocolate and nearly everyone ate at least one S'more - a tasty dessert involving graham crackers and toasted marshmallows. Camille decided to pass on the S'mores, however. In fact, she has been saying no to this seemingly irresistible treat ever since she made her sick with them on a Girl Scout camping trip many, many years ago.
DOWN BY THE BIG RIVER
Now if this doesn't look inviting, what is? For more pictures of a really nice walk, go to Down by the River.
We didn't expect those spotty little raindrops to turn into hail, but they did!
END OF THE MONTH
Same as it ever was - another month over and time to go through our photos and decide which ones to post to our website. May, 2006 is number 60 in an uninterrupted string of monthly photo albums.
THIS MONTH'S QUOTES:
“Every war has two losers.”
- Gary Paul Nabhan.
"If there is any one subject on which everyone seems to agree, any one point of doctrine to which every political sect subscribes, it's that "economic growth" is the highest goal, our ultimate goal as a country. And not only as a country - as states, as communities, as corporations, as individuals. It's our great shared aim." - Bill McKibben from The Age of Missing Information
Quotes - "Sentiment without action is the ruin of the soul." - Edward Abbey
Visit Plastic Farm Animals to find out what we are really thinking.
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