Last week after I finished my weekly lawn mowing I was sitting down at the table cooling off a bit before getting myself cleaned up. The door bell rang. We weren’t expecting anyone so I couldn’t imagine who it could be.

Our neighbor’s daughter and a boy I didn’t recognize were standing there. She introduced him as her cousin. He told me that he cuts his uncle’s grass every week and if I were interested he would cut ours as well. He would used his uncle’s riding mower and weed whacker for the trim. Cost would be $15.00. For some time I had been thinking about looking for someone to cut our grass. It’s not that I mind doing it, it just takes me a bit of time to get it done. Not getting any younger. The price was right so I now have someone who will cut the grass weekly for me. I can concentrate on the weeding.


On Sunday we visited with our nephew and his wife. This is the couple we drove cross country for to attend their wedding three years ago. They live in Arizona and came East to pack up his father’s , my brother, house. My brother and sister-in-law sold their house and moved to AZ to be closer to their children. Plus, both of his children are expecting their own children this year. One is due in August and one in October. We spent a nice afternoon with our nephew and niece.


Just found out yesterday from Kathy that York County Quilter’s Guild is holding their local quilt show Friday and Saturday. Guess where we will be going on Friday. I promise, though, that after the recent four weeks in a row posts about Kathy’s trip to Paducah, I will not bore you with more quilt pictures.


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14 responses to “Snippets

  1. NYOCW

    It’s so great to get help with the lawn. The price IS right! I admire hearing about entrepreneurial kids. Also: keep the quilt photos coming! (I never get tired of quilt inspiration).

    • I guess my arm could be twisted into doing more quilt posts. I is good to have help with the lawn. Now, if I could just fine someone to help with shoveling out the cars after snow storms I would be all set.

  2. Trish

    It’s funny—your first “snippet” connects to mine, tangentially, but still… I’m thinking about the power of anecdotes lately, the small stories in aggregate that could help young writers grow their writing. Your post is a great example! (I, too, love the quilts!)

    • There certainly is power in a short anecdote. For students a short piece of writing can feel less daunting than having to write something longer.

  3. Sounds like a bargain mowing price and serendipity as you just finished the task.
    Darn, no more cross country trips and World;s Largest Truck Stop.
    Yay, quilt shows!

    Snippets was such a great title for your post!

    • I think my cross country driving days are over. I thought the price was fair. We have a third of an acre so it takes about an hour to cut it.

  4. Terje

    So you used your mind power to make the boy to appear on your doorstep. and offer to mow the lawn. Cool! Let me remind you that there can never be too many quilt photos. 🙂

  5. Ah, yes. Mind control is my super power. 🙂 I guess I will have to do a quilt post next week.

  6. I am now immediately going back to your recent posts to look at quilt pictures. And then I will channel your ability to summon neighborhood children to the front door & have them offer to do the chores I need done. Great slice.

    • Thank you. I will be sending you some summoning vibes so that you will have kids lined up at you door to do the chores you want them to do. 🙂

  7. Bob, like the other slicers, I can’t believe the very affordable cost for mowing By the way, nothing you write is boring. Enjoy your weekend.

  8. Thanks, Carol. I guess price is determined by location. I just lucked out.

  9. Lainie Levin

    Yikes! I blink and all of a sudden, I’ve missed the Paducah trip. Darn! I’ll have to go back so I can read and enjoy. Thanks for the snippets. It’s nice to have a “catch-up session.”

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