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Marie Dallas

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Monthly Archive for July, 2009

Put up a sign, Please

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Well, it’s no secret to you that I spend Saturday mornings hitting the local tag (aka yard aka garage) sales. For years I’ve maintained a private rant about poorly executed sales—now I have a forum to expound. Read carefully, if you want to have a successful Tag Sale, and avoid being ticketed by the Tag […] [Read More]
Categories: General

At the beach

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I try to get down to the beach for at least a few hours every summer afternoon. There are really only ten weeks or so to do it—two in June, four each in July and August, and maybe a week or two in September. As a Milford resident the beach is free, as long as […] [Read More]
Categories: General

Rainy Vacation

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Sorry for the week-long absence, oh ye faithful blog-followers. I was away on vacation. A cheapskate’s vacation, of course. I opted to spend the 4th of July with my sister in her new Maine abode. My sister Anne and I drove up to Marjie and Bob’s condo in Belfast (north of Camden) anticipating a long, […] [Read More]
Categories: General

The joys of summer (part 1)

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Saturday evening. I was sitting outdoors at the Café Atlantique, with my husband and some good friends. Enjoying the (finally)summer sunshine. Listening to the thoroughly enjoyable blues of Dan Stevens. A little boy, enjoying an outdoor supper with his mommy, clapped enthusiastically after every song, increasing everyone’s enjoyment. Friends waved as they strolled by. The […] [Read More]