Backporch Banter

Happy Father’s Day, Dad

Happy Father’s Day, Dad

Happy Father's Day, Dad. Izzie and I hope you have a wonderful day. You didn't get to meet Izzie, but I'm sure the two of you would have gotten along famously. Dad passed away in 2002 at the young age of 75. I only have a few pictures with both of us in...

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House Reno Part One

House Reno Part One

Hi Everyone! Life at our house has been very busy, and it's soon going to get very messy. We're about to begin a whole house reno. Last fall, I decided I wanted the kitchen and laundry room cabinets painted. Here are a few photos before the work started....

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AmazonFresh Grocery Delivery

AmazonFresh Grocery Delivery

Bright and early this morning, my groceries were delivered to my front door. At 7:20 AM, the deliveryman from AmazonFresh rang my doorbell. Just barely out of bed, I greeted him in my pajamas. He dropped off three large bags filled with fresh produce and...

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Easy Composting

Easy Composting

I compost my kitchen scraps and want to share my tips for easy composting. Not only is composting good for my garden, it reduces the garbage I send to the landfill. Many landfills are rapidly filling up, and about a third of the waste is compostable...

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Hurricane Harvey Relief Efforts

Hurricane Harvey Relief Efforts

The people of southeast Texas and southwest Louisiana have experienced extreme devastation and will continue to feel the effects for months and years to come. Hurricane Harvey was relentless and cruel. Many of these people live in areas that have never...

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Photos of My Flowers

Photos of My Flowers

The temperatures were a little cooler here in north Texas today, and I enjoyed being out in my garden. I trimmed back the Mexican sunflowers and dead headed the zinnias. This was the first year that I've grown the Mexican sunflowers, and I underestimated...

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Considerations on Growing Older

Considerations on Growing Older

I have a friend who is around 75 years of age. Her husband is 10 years older than her. I’m going to refer to them as Jane and Andrew. They are in the process of a divorce after 35 years of marriage. Up until a year ago, they adored each other. But life...

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Lion, the movie

Lion, the movie

Lion, the movie, is the incredible true story of five year old Saroo who lives in a small rural village near Khandwa, India in the 1980s. He adores his older brother, Guddu, and accompanies him one night to find work. The brothers become separated, and Saroo gets on...

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