Fleas, Weeds and Bunnies

“Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is: “fly/flies/flew/flu/flue.” Choose one, use ’em all, it’s up to you. Have fun!” I know that Linda’s alliterative and repetitive prompt doesn’t mention fleas, but as soon as I read it, I started reciting: “Through three cheese trees three free fleas flew While these fleas flew, freezy... Continue Reading →

Thursday Doors–Big Plans, Sad Story

Society for Savings was the first mutual savings bank in the state of Connecticut. Incorporated in 1819, it operated in Hartford until it “merged” with Bank of Boston under the weight of a failed commercial real estate loan portfolio. Lots of savings banks in New England followed that same tortured route. Savings banks were under... Continue Reading →

Ditch Digger

If we were having a beer, I would order the first round, and you would start in on me right away. “What’s the do-it-yourself vacation boy doing these days?” “I’ve been installing drain tile and a small drywell to take care of the last remaining downspout that wasn’t piped underground.” “Digging ditches?” “Exactly, just like... Continue Reading →

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