Category Archives: junk

Lick me all over

The late Sir David Frost chaired a television panel game called “Through the Keyhole”. The format still airs on TV in the UK. The show involved cameras cruising a celeb’s house, much as on MTV’s Cribs, and other celebs then … Continue reading

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Chateau Living

Having our own chateau rather spoiled us for anyone else’s. We rarely ventured from the ramshackle kitchen, the parlor fire, or  the jigsaw table in the banqueting hall where one of a variety of stuffed stags and wild boar kept … Continue reading

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Intrigue in Itchy Ankle: Lawn Tool Found

The signs are mushrooming all over Itchy Ankle: LAWN TOOL FOUND. This information is followed by a phone number.  The signs are neat T shapes that stand 6 inches above the dirt. They have white backgrounds with thick black lettering on sturdy 4×1/2 … Continue reading

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Why hoarders have it hard

I decided to enter a minimalist phase and take advantage of a local fundraiser that was seeking household goods to auction. The only problem was, I couldn’t really see anything in the house I was prepared to do without. I … Continue reading

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Dumpster Diving–nature or nurture?

Really, were it not for a slight difference in pigmentation, you would swear Hansel was my natural born son. Yesterday we drove to the dump to get rid of two chairs I had been forced to admit I would never … Continue reading

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Spring Cleaning in Itchy Ankle

I have a fear of becoming a hoarder. Sadly, this fear does not prevent me from buying all in front of me at junk shops and yard sales, but it does, occasionally, prompt me to cull kitchenware once I bring my latest … Continue reading

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Hotels of America

This week I have slept in two strange beds, each more comfy than my own. It will be important, I think, to invest in a new mattress in 2011. One of the beds was in the Days Inn near Richmond … Continue reading

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The weekend stretches before me…

A person can get so much done when her kids aren’t around at the weekend. First of all, she can get up when she likes, without fear of bumping into a teenager making a snack before retiring to bed for … Continue reading

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Living with Disappointment

The Crone will admit to being a little crushy on Doris Brazil, for the Crone has a long history of looking up to much older women with a lot to say for themselves. As a child, the Crone’s idols were … Continue reading

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