Jo Mayne Casey

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week-end scenes…part two

In Uncategorized on July 31, 2013 at 6:00 am

At the Track…

Thanks to my buds at the track, I got Sunday off to make enjoy the kids, my cousins, my sister & bro-in-law, and the dollar beer…but the best…look who showed up!!

Yes, Folks, Cousin Ronna is the life of the party and always a winner…here she is in the Winner’s Circle with John McKee…

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We’re leaving this morning to drive the NewYorkers  to Indy where they’ll visit with Eric’s family before flying into LGA on Thursday.   I have enjoyed every minute…

week-end scenes part one…

In Uncategorized on July 30, 2013 at 9:59 am

The Picnic Supper

 

Fireworks and Sparklers…

 

A hayride…

 

Sleepover in the camper…

 

That was Saturday evening after I got home from working at Ellis.  Ali, her boys and their friend joined us… when we woke up Sunday we headed out for breakfast at Denny’s, then over to the track…but that’s Part Two…Later.

(Can you tell I’m exhausted? but in that Good Way…)

 

Harmony in New Harmony

In Uncategorized on July 26, 2013 at 8:44 am

We had a beautiful day to visit New Harmony yesterday, rounding out the NYC girls’ Southern Indiana experience nicely.  We told them a little about the Utopian Communities that had settled there, complete with subtle political messages that were over their head, and strolled through the labyrinth and the garden/cabins near the restaurant where we dined.

Storming the East Gate of the Roofless Church…

 

Ring around the Altar…

 

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At the Labyrinth…

 

They were getting a little restless when the littlest one decided the double cabin was a good place to play “restaurant” and saved the day…

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I have to work at the track today, but we’re going to go over there early to see if the llamas and camels have arrived;  if I hurry and finish this post, Emma and I may get down to the Farmers Market for some fresh green beans and new potatoes…

 

poolside

In Uncategorized on July 24, 2013 at 8:14 am

The E’s reunited with Briley, Berkely (and Alex, too) and were joined by the boy-cousins: Ben, Noah, and Sam for some fun in the water..

 

 

This is a wonderful group of kids, and I’m not biased by my love for them…am I?

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A, B. B, and the E’s…

In Uncategorized on July 23, 2013 at 8:43 am

My grand-nieces, whom I love dearly and do not see enough, visited yesterday.  I was thrilled that we were graced with the presence of a Teenager, actually 2 of them…(but I only got a picture of 1)…  Alex came by to grill Melissa about NYC and her boyfriend picked her up later.

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But the younger girls, Berkeley and Briley, played with Emma and read to Eliza…

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Emma said that my blog posts do not contain enough words, but I can’t quite help it right now…a picture is worth a thousand words (and a gallery must be worth about a million):

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magic

In Uncategorized on July 22, 2013 at 10:02 am

I couldn’t chronicle the magic act as well as I would like—one child would put the blanket over the other, say the magic words, and oila! when she’d pull it off the child was no longer under the blanket (but could be seen running into the next room giggling).

 

I was pretty pouty, what with having to work the week-end at Ellis and all, but Grandpa Saved the Day and the kids had a magical time at the zoo on Saturday and building a fort on Sunday.  There was a big thunderstorm last night and we all stood out on the porch to fully experience it.  We watched “Summer Magic”  before bedtime (appreciated mostly by Melissa and me);  Free sweet corn and watermelons from the track have kept us well-fed… I think they’re having fun…

 

 

 

 

 

 

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In Uncategorized on July 21, 2013 at 9:03 am

Do you really want to mess this this 2-year-old???  Are you honestly asking/expecting her to share that popcorn?

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But wait…she’s a perfect angel once she has her own Mickey-bowl full…

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grandkid precursor

In Uncategorized on July 20, 2013 at 11:01 am

Oh, we all say we’d have had the grandkids first if we’d known how much fun they were, but Actually, these two kids were charming and fun, too.  (the boy-child never would pose well for pictures)

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xoxoxo

TGIF

In Uncategorized on July 19, 2013 at 8:53 am

I’ve got to work at the track today, noon till 4 or so.   The nurse who job-shares with me has met with some unforseen medical problems and I’m keeping my fingers crossed that I have the whole week-end off.   In the meantime, here’s yesterday’s recap:

001Emma got her ears pierced at the mall, after driving her sister around for a while…

We did some gardening…

 

grandpa needed some help…

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Melissa took some pictures…

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It is hot as _______  (use your own expression), sweaty all around, but we Tried some swing pictures just to get some practice…

 

Luncheon and Library

In Uncategorized on July 18, 2013 at 8:40 am

Yesterday was brought to us by the letter “L”…

After making some makit-and-bakit suncatchers, we left them to cool and went down to Backstage…

 

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Then we were off to the library…

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Our days are lazy, but not long.

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