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Filed under: Blue Canoe — Peg Britton @ 9:43 am

Raymond and Samantha are the proud new owners of the Blue Canoe.  They will send me periodic updates as to where one can view the big Blue Canoe with all the bumper stickers everyone sent us and that we lovingly attached.  Someone is bound to spot it and let us know.  Maybe Raymond will send us a picture of the Canoe happily sailing down the highway. The only pictures I have show the front end of the BC after Mackenzie’s encounter with the deer as she was taking her dad back to the nursing home.

Who knows?  Maybe this will turn into a mini travelogue.



Filed under: prairie musings, family, political musings, Dane Britton, Blue Canoe — Peg Britton @ 2:43 pm

The latest news out of Dorrance circles around a group of women who are flashing their breasts at trains as they pass by. Since there are no passenger trains, I presume the object of their flashing is to catch the attention of the engineers of coal trains as they stream by. Maybe it’s a new attempt at economic development. I haven’t heard of any train wrecks.

Dane is coming home tomorrow and looking forward to it a lot, but then he hasn’t heard about the women in Dorrance. He’d probably prefer the short drive to Dorrance to hang out by the railroad tracks. He wanted Todd to pick him up at noon, but I suggested mid-afternoon would be better since he won’t return to the home until the fireworks are over. That will be about 11:00 pm or later. He thinks he can handle it, but he also can’t anticipate how tired he’ll be. He’s not used to sitting that long. I hope he has a good day and sees a lot of his friends tomorrow night.

Dane has ordered potato salad, baked beans and barbeque so I’m in the kitchen today getting food ready for tomorrow. Ally is bringing some special brats and buns from Denver that we’ll all enjoy.

The Saline County Democratic gathering is something I always enjoy…seeing my Salina friends, hearing the candidates speak, etc. It’s at Kenwood Park on Sunday the 9th. It is time to study the candidates and learn what they stand for. There are candidates in both major parties I never could vote for. We’re fortunate to have a strong state rep in Josh Svaty who is unopposed.

FYI: The Netherlands were the first country to extend equal marriage rights to homosexuals. Belgium was second. Spain, South Africa, Canada, and the American state of Massachusetts legalized same-sex marriage later. Other jurisdictions grant some legal privileges to same-sex couples, often called partnerships, civil unions, or domestic partnerships. A few European countries — Denmark, France, Iceland, Norway and Sweden — offer similar legal status to civil unions.

Smile! A new Canadian tool can re-grow teeth say inventors. Snaggle-toothed hockey players and sugar lovers may soon rejoice as Canadian scientists said they have created the first device able to re-grow teeth and bones.

The researchers at the University of Alberta in Edmonton filed patents earlier this month in the United States for the tool based on low-intensity pulsed ultrasound technology after testing it on a dozen dental patients in Canada.

George and Edie Grogg just delivered the Blue Canoe. It has new shoes, clean oil, new stuff in the A/C, the driver’s door is repaired, the ants are history and it’s running like a ‘89 Dodge Ram with 147,000 miles (George says) ought to run. Purrs like a kitten. The state says it only has 47,000 miles, but if I had money on it, I’d go with George’s figure. It seems unlikely the state would have a vehicle 17 years and only put 47,000 Neurological Institute miles on it. Anything is possible. I just hope it can handle those 17 miles to Wilson and back for a long time.

George has paint to donate to clean up the outside. Now to find an artist!

I made the potato salad with Caleb’s baby new potatoes (and left the skins on for flavor). It’s a winner.


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