Category: Beatrice

1.55 With Friends Like This…

An excited squawk from a walkie three rows away sent us scurrying behind one of the larger mausoleums in this section of Nevermore.  That’d been a near thing.  Who knew Seth (the newest groundskeeper) could summon that much stealth? Counting off a hundred heartbeats…

What Wetted Our Toes!

Just to give you an idea of the swampy mess Little Ben proposes setting the Sunny Valley Farm & Pet Cemetery next to – here’s a video from a section of Iron Creek a mile to two away from his proposed site (during a…

1.54 Sideways

Little Ben: “We’ll make an example of them. I am tired of kids drinking in Nevermore. You go left. Ryan goes right. I’ll take the path. Keep your walkies on, Hank will radio when the police arrive.” We hardly dared to breathe until the…

1.53 Who Are You Wearing?

(My tricorn at sunset…) Me: “You cannot be serious.” Wood: “You lost the bet – thus you must wear a costume of my choosing.” Beatrice and Laney both were staring at the pirate costume Wood held up for inspection. As costumes go, it was pretty nice…

1.51 Rubber Ducky You’re The One…

Unknown Number: “Tonight’s the night!” Me: “Wood?” He must be calling from an exam room phone again. Wood (excitement oozing across the line): “Meet you in The Map Room in a half hour.” Me: “But….” Wood: “The Brace Affair is a go!” He. Hung. Up. On. Me.  Well, this…

1.47 Deadlines

The First Annual Fall Foliage Tour (even with its stressful bits) turned out rather grand.  Sam got a fat tip from me (for obvious reasons), from Wood (for providing surreptitious Bundesliga scores) and from Beatrice (for carrying her luggage up the trail to the…

1.44 All Roads Lead To Rome

Sarah and Laney (and the boys) were sitting outside on the veranda sipping coffee when we returned. The three of us (and an amused plus two) headed straight into the dining room to snag our favorite flavor of danish before the breakfast bar closed. …