Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Wayback Wednesday (210/365)

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TIME: 29 Jul 2006, 9:00 AM
PLACE: Jefferson Barracks Park
SUBJECT: Mud Mania before and after

Every year, there used to be a mud obstacle course held at Jefferson Barracks Park in St. Louis County.
Claudia and James, along with their cousins, Michael and Brandi, went to what ended being the last Mud Mania in 2006.


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Some kids came down with rashes due to an infection of hair follicles caused by a bacterium that is commonly found in dirt.
It was hot and that combined with the water, set off the rash.
My kiddos were okay, but my niece and nephew were affected.
It went away after a couple of days without any lasting effects.

Nevertheless, likely due to today’s litigious society, they cancelled the event the next year and it hasn’t been back since.

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Stella was too young to do the mud course.
She settled for inflatables.

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After cleaning off the mud, her cousin Michael joined her.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

A Colorful New Idea…It’s Easy to DYE! (209/365)

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“The soul becomes dyed with the color of its thoughts.”
Marcus Aurelius (Roman emperor, best known for his Meditations on Stoic philosophy, AD 121-180)

TIME: 9:30 PM
PLACE: Kitchen
SUBJECT: Putnam Dye Storage Cabinet front

I picked this up at the local flea market last year?
Or maybe the year before?
Now I’m not sure.
It’s the front door from a dye storage cabinet.
It’s rusty, incomplete.
and not in good condition.
But…

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This girl has got some sass.
I like it.

Monday, July 27, 2015

Stripes (208/365)

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Homer: What could be greater than eating and drinking for hours in a drizzling parking lot.
Lisa: Anything.
Bart: No, everything is better.

The Simpsons, “Any Given Sundance” #418, 4 May 2008.

TIME: 5:24 PM
PLACE: Parking lot
SUBJECT: Lines

There is something about a newly asphalted parking lot with fresh stripes.
It’s so orderly.

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Sleeping Beast (207/365)

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Cats are rather delicate creatures and they are subject to a good many different ailments, but I have never heard of one who suffered from insomnia.
Joseph Wood Krutch

TIME: 1:50 PM
PLACE: Couch
SUBJECT: Jack

He has
the.
worst.
life.
ever.

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Sunflower Talent (206/365)

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TIME: 6:41 PM
PLACE: Backyard
SUBJECT: Sunflower

This sunflower is very talented.
It can do an impression of a sunset.

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…or a showerhead.

What a versatile flower.

Friday, July 24, 2015

One Bee (205/365)

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Better have one bee than a host of flies.
Italian Saying

TIME: 6:33 PM
PLACE: Pool
SUBJECT: Sweat Bee

It’s bratwurst night at the pool.
There are a lot of sweat bees here as well.
I didn’t know they liked people who liked bratwurst.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Reasons My Children Are Crying (204/365)

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TIME: October 12, 2000, 2:54 PM
PLACE: Eckerts Orchard
SUBJECT: DramaQueen & MonkeyBoy

They wanted to be the only one “riding” the tractor.

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