We've been getting ready to garden this week. It started on Monday with Leo building some raised beds. You see, last year we were gardening virgins. Neither one of us had planted a garden since we were kids. Our garden was in a field that had not been planted in at least 40 years. So the weeds were rampant no matter how much we hoed. They grew overnight, especially the nutgrass. We fought them all spring and summer, but we still had plenty of delicious and beautiful vegetables. And the garden ... Read More about Getting Ready
More Windhams are moving home to the Crossroads. Leo's brother Jim, and his wife Jean, are building a new house next to us. This past weekend, they stayed with us in the cottage at the Crossroads. On Saturday, they asked us to go with them to help pick out tile and granite. So off we went in the red truck. Our first stop was at The Granite Store. They had georgeous displays like this one and this one. I think Leo is dreaming about having this cooktop in our kitchen at the ... Read More about New Neighbors Coming Soon!
Recently my mother mentioned that she wanted a stained glass to hang in a window in her apartment. We built the apartment for her last summer. It's like a mini-cottage in our back yard.About a week ago, Leo and I stopped by a new antique mall named Palmetto Peddlers (Palmetto Peddlers.com). And in the far back corner I spotted a pretty stained glass that I knew my mother would love. The price was only $10. Can you believe it? I decided to paint the frame white. Here I've already put blue ... Read More about Stained Glass Redo
My mother-in-law was a fabulous cook. Whenever anyone would drop in unexpectedly at the Crossroads, she would whip up a meal within minutes. Sometimes that meal would just be a fresh tomato sandwich, but she always put her special touch on it. Other times it would be a full meal. My husband Leo and his brother Woody, who were on the radio, would invite people to have lunch with their mother. There were actually a few strangers who stopped by and had one of those now famous, fresh tomato ... Read More about Sarah’s Pound Cake Recipe
After my Uncle El died in 1962, my father bought the old country store from his estate. It was and still is located directly across the street from our house (one of the corners of Windham's Crossroads.) I immediately had a job for the rest of the time I lived at home. There was no pay, but it was all the hot sausage or pickled eggs I could eat. Oh, I almost forgot the small bottled Cokes filled with a pack of peanuts. I was 12 years old, but I could pump you $5.00 worth of gas (I think ... Read More about The Store-Windham’s Groceries and Meats