About The River

Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Funny on Wednesday!


Photo taken in Madison, Wisconsin, November 2019.

A nursery school teacher was delivering a station wagon full of kids home when a fire truck zoomed past. Sitting in the front seat of the truck was a Dalmatian dog. The children started  arguing about the dog's duties.


"They use them to keep crowds back." said one youngster.

"No." said another. "He's just for good luck."

A little red - headed girl brought the argument to a close. "They use dogs," she said firmly,"to find the fire hydrant."



Have a great rest of the week my friends!

Love, Carla 

Friday, July 16, 2021

Memory Making in July

 Capturing special moments in the season of Summer in the month of July!

A day of fishing with my son. It was just me and Atticus. We packed a picnic and fished at some of our favorite secret spots.


Creating bouquets to celebrate Independence Day!


Enjoying an evening fire.


Grilled homemade pizza.

Dinner for two on our back deck overlooking the garden.


Watching one of our young friends play baseball. 

And his team won the championship!


A few of my favorite's about summer..

evening walks, lighting bugs, summer bug song at night, shooting starts, s'mores, baseball, flowers, fresh veggies from the garden, ice cream, suntanned smiles and more flowers. 


Love, Carla

Wednesday, July 14, 2021

Freedom Rings and it is the Hodgepodge!


Hello Friends, it is Wednesday and that means it is time for the Hodgepodge!

Joyce asks the questions.

We answer the questions.

Click here to join the fun! 

From this Side of the Pond 

1. Tell us about one small blessing you have counted in the past week?

 Safe travel for family and friends during the holiday week.

 2. Bastille Day is celebrated on July 14th...have you ever been to France? Any desire to visit or re-visit, and if so what site or city would you most want to see? (pretend for a minute international travel isn't an issue) 

I have not been to France.

Yes, I would like to visit. I would enjoy visiting rural areas of France. I enjoy learning about agriculture in other areas. I would enjoy seeing French farms.

3. A food associated with France that you love? 

A classic French baguette.
4. Something you recently purchased where a coupon was involved? Do you regularly shop with coupons? 
One of our favorite markets, Woodman's, has coupons placed next to products. We recently purchased some frozen onion rings and a coupon was included. 
I do not cut coupons, but I will use them if available at the store. 
5. You have to give something away this week...what will it be? 
A flower bouquet.

 6. Insert your own random thought here.

One of my favorite historical fiction works about the French Revolution is  ~ A Tale of Two Cities ~ author Charles Dickens ~  I read it aloud to my boys. It is one of our favorites. 

I highly recommend it to celebrate Bastille Day and how important freedom is!