Monthly Archives: June 2009

To Knee, or not to Knee…

The Crone has learned two interesting but quite disturbing things this evening. The first is that it is surprisingly hard to take a picture of your own knees. Honestly, try it. The results are very bizarre and look most unkneelike … Continue reading

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Keep the money–open the box

The Crone’s life is revolutionized by her iphone and her favorite app–Pandora. Pandora, for those who haven’t come across it, is a sort of digital deejay. You tell it one singer or song you like, and it puts together a … Continue reading

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Wedding Days and Independence Day

One of the Crone’s Itchy Ankle friends is an event planner for a very smart restaurant in Annapolis, where people often choose to get married. “Do you have a wedding next weekend?” the Crone asked, as the Itchy Ankle inner … Continue reading

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Things to make your heart glad…

When the Crone was merely a teenage witch, she used to consider Red Hot Pokers a particularly common sort of garden plant, too garish and vulgar for her own refined tastes. Now she loves their prehistoric charms. Stay tuned—this time next year … Continue reading

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It’s not all Baptist churches–sights captured along the road in deepest Virginia

Endless unexpected pleasures on this week’s trip to Virginia. These included: teenagers who behaved beautifully and were a joy to be with; a somewhat ambiguous sign post; and a naked man on a bicycle. Plus a picture that reminds the … Continue reading

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Trash in the attic, the basement, the barn, the shed, the garage ,the closets and everywhere else

 As you know, the Crone has a weakness for chairs, for shoes and, although only hinted at here,  for china—particularly jugs. And then there’s fabric…but we won’t go into that now. Collecting, the Crone has learned, is a technique (over)used by the upset and … Continue reading

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Pause before you pucker up…

The Blarney Stone, credited by most for endowing the Crone with a certain tartness of tongue and facility for fast talk, has made it to the top five in a survey of international attractions. The news is not all good however, … Continue reading

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Any color, as long as it’s black

It is unfashionable to say so, but there is really nothing to beat a big American car. The Crone this weekend picked up a Ford Expedition, courtesy of Budget rentals, and drove it to Kings Dominion near Richmond to deliver … Continue reading

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