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Independence Day and Day 14

  Happy 4th of July! I hope that you are having a great Independence Day and get to spend it with family and friends. I was thinking of what some of our founding fathers were saying in 1776. Yup, these quotes are 240 years old. Benjamin Franklin at the signing of the Declaration of Independence, …

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Taken aback and Day 13

Today’s saying Today’s saying is taken aback. When someone is taken aback today it means that they are surprised or shocked, usually by what someone has said or done to them. However, the origin of the saying is actually from a sailing term, where taken aback meant the wind had stopped pushing the boat and changed …

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Old sayings and days 10,11 and 12 of my summer of turning

  In my last couple of posts, I mentioned that I have been sick. Sick enough that for days 10 and 11 of my summer of turning there wasn’t any turning. So I didn’t post either. So it’s day 12 and I’m starting to feel better. Now to catch up on orders that I’ve fallen …

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Summer of turning Day 9

Another brief post because I’m still not feeling well. I’ve had this fountain pen done for a while and it was just waiting for pictures to be taken so that I could post it to my sites. This fountain pen features gold accents on the ends and center band. The pen also has a German …

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Summer of turning day 8

  Today’s post is going to be brief. I haven’t felt good all day and I won’t bore you with the details. Today’s piece is a matching Walnut Strout mill for yesterday’s Ash Strout mill. The mill is 6 inches tall and can have either a salt or pepper mill mechanism in it. The shape …

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C25k, the moon and Summer of Turning day 7

Couch to 5K A while ago our oldest daughter challenged Mary and I to do a 5K on the 4th of July. We accepted the challenge and I actually started training on an elliptical but got sick and never started back up after getting better. So to make a long story short, I started doing …

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