Archive | November, 2014

“Where everybody knows your name”

    Butcher: “Hello, Mrs. Marks” Mrs. Marks: “Hello, Mr. Ed.” “Giggle, giggle, snort” and so it has been for 30 some years. “What can I do for you Mrs. Marks?” “No, we don’t carry andouille but I will see if I can get you some.” “8 pounds of chili grind? No problem.” “Mr. Marks […]

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“When the Frost is on the Punkins,”*

. . . . and on the rooftops ~ and the juncos have returned… for sure, it’s time to put the gardens to rest. When was the last time we went straight through to November without a killer frost here in our corner of the Heartland? I don’t remember.  A week ago ~ the first Sunday in November […]

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Lady Bella de la Bones’ Spider Gala

A few days ago Lady Bella de la Bones flew in to finalize the details for her grand Spider Gala ~ decorations, lighting, centerpieces, menus, serve ware, entertainment, and such ~ so many last minute details!We are honored that she chose the Ballroom at the Sidewalk House for this year’s event, but we fear she was quite demanding of our crews. It appears […]

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