Category Archives: Friends

Dinner in Des Plaines

MK and I have had the luck to meet so many wonderful people. We meet them here and there, we meet them in Stratford, and we meet them at places where we have worked. Thursday night found us working hard … Continue reading

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Bank of Heifer

Okay, so we didn’t break it Some time ago, MK had a cow collection and somehow acquired a cow version of a piggy bank. The cow collection waned and the ‘piggy bank’ stayed, becoming a part of the laundry room. … Continue reading

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Ciao to Stratford for the 2017 season!

Normally, we have about a week in Stratford and this time we settled for pretty much a weekend, only arriving on Friday and leaving on Monday. Sunday was a more normal day, finally seeing our good friend CC. She had … Continue reading

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An unforgettable ‘Chez Mikey’ dinner party

Although there were more actual differences between our dinner party, than similarities with ‘Babette’s Feast,’ I could not help thinking, as the party unfurled, that I was experiencing something that was extremely memorable and that would remain in my memory … Continue reading

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Bob Enkey, Betty Koerner, and Achillea Ptarmica ‘Angels Breath’

It is the season of yarrow. It is a strange yarrow, with odd leaves. It is so odd that it took Bob Enkey a while before he could figure out what it was. It can be like a weed. It … Continue reading

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