June 30, 2015 The folks from hospice help us take care of Ma these days. They come and go. Break up the day. Take her blood for testing to make sure it’s not too thick or too thin. Check her vitals. Give her sponge baths and foot soaks. Or just visit. We couldn’t do it without them. Or not so well, anyhow. Every day, the notion that there’s humor to be found just about everywhere and at ever stage …

Headed up to the Sugar Hill Lupine Festival on Saturday, it was Lupines everywhere.  Also, crafts, food, tourists, locals.  I told stories for about an hour under a tent.  Brenda Aldrich set me up with a story about her mom, Maxine — who was in the audience.  I think Maxine was pleased and surprised. Hard to tell with a yankee though.  The story goes that in the 70s a big truck crashed into the bridge on 117 and 18. …