Category Archives: cautionary tales

The Quirk House

The Quirk House We heard about it from the tough kids who loved to terrorize us with horror stories. Back in the 1930‘s they had a baby every year or so but no one ever saw any baby after it … Continue reading

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Braggy-Braggy-Brag-Bragging Rights

I just wanted to end Shark Week with a nice photo to thank them for another thrilling week which reduces average citizens into such a state of terror of the ocean that countless will not venture in further than the … Continue reading

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Beekeeping Again

Wow! A second sunny beautiful day in June! That is supposed to be the norm but this June was more like April with many cold days of rain, mist or fog. Another weird weather spring happened upon us: March was … Continue reading

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My Adventurous Bike Ride in 11 Tweets

MY ADVENTUROUS BIKE RIDE by E. F. Sweetman ‏@EFSweetman Chapter 1 A quick bike ride after the ball game with the unexpected eye-candy of naked (and drunk) guy lying at the end of Washington Street Chapter 2 “Dude! Put on … Continue reading

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The Curse of the Monkey

“Ms. Sweetman? This is Dr. Hafafablak. I’m calling to let you know that Honey Sweetman is doing just fine.” Two thoughts ran through my head as I processed this information: 1. I actually have a dog named Honey Sweetman. 2. … Continue reading

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What is that SMELL!

Have you gotten a whiff of something and asked, “Do you smell a skunk?” Silly, rhetorical, I know but it’s a question I’d love to ask right now. I’d put out some hard cash, maybe even a solid gold bar … Continue reading

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The Rare October Snow Storm of 2011

We are digging out of about 5 inches of wet, heavy snow to make a path for the Trick-or-Treaters tomorrow night. It’s a rare October snow storm and we escaped the worst of it; central and western Massachusetts are buried … Continue reading

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The Scream Theme is SKULLS

Can you believe it’s that time of year again? I have to admit, it really caught me unaware and totally unprepared. It seems like just yesterday I was writing about…HALLOWEEN!!!!! Having the very good fortune of living close to but … Continue reading

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End and Beginning

Is anyone really surprised about this little bombshell? That’s right, The Neighbors are moving. While the most you probably assume it was the triple swarm episode of last spring (ahem, my legal representation insists I restate that not one person … Continue reading

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Just Friends

Here are Ernie and Bert. They have been at our house for a couple of summers, on an extended visit. They arrived with my two nephews in July 2009 and were inadvertently left behind. While they probably miss my nephews, … Continue reading

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